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Hotels vulnerable to card fraud, IT experts warn

Many IT systems do not validate credit cards during the booking process

14th February, 2016
Vat rise likely to be passed on to customers. Picture: iStock

Hundreds of hotels in Ireland are at risk of a major security flaw because of inadequate screening of credit cards, IT experts have warned.

Irish hotels that accept online bookings with no deposit are vulnerable to false bookings, it has emerged, after it came to light that many IT systems do not validate credit cards during the booking process.

As a result, rooms can be booked with fake credit cards. Hotels will not realise that...

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