This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, please send them my way.
How eBay scammers turned Nespresso lovers into money mules
The scam goes like this: fraudsters acquire someone’s stolen personally identifiable information and opens a credit card account. They then create an eBay account and list a luxury good for super cheap. Once the good is ordered by an unsuspecting customer, the criminals in question place the order — with the fraudulently obtained card — from the legit site and has it shipped on its way. Read more here.
PSA: Converting Your Old Marriott Certificates Is Easy & Do It Before They Expire SOON!
If you have certificates expiring on the 17th make sure to give Marriott Bonvoy a call to get them converted to the new system. Read more here.
Amex FHR Gets Better in Vegas: Waldorf Astoria Increases Credit & Makes It MUCH Better!
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas has long been on Amex FHR, however up until August 7, 2019 they were offering a $100 spa credit. Now, they have upped the benefit substantially to a $125 hotel credit. Read more here.
Carnival Fantasy cruise ship earns worst inspection score in liner’s history
Carnival Cruise Line is taking “corrective action” after the Carnival Fantasy, the oldest of its Fantasy-class cruise ships, failed to pass a recent inspection by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more here.
Flight delay compensation: How I got $1,300 from my airline
Airlines are required to compensate flyers in some cases and knowing when you’re owed money is key. There’s also services that make this easier to handle. Read more here.