Marriott warns consumers of phone scam offering free hotel stay

Hotel chain Marriott International on Monday announced the launch of an online rental platform for luxury homes -- joining the likes of home-sharing giant Airbnb

If you get a call from someone claiming to a offer free stay at a Marriott hotel, hang up. 

Marriott International has released a statement warning consumers of fraudulent phone calls being made in different parts of the world, where the caller offers a complimentary stay at a Marriott hotel in exchange for personal information, or the purchase of a product or service unrelated to the Marriott brand. 

"If you receive a suspicious telephone call, especially for a contest you did not enter, we urge you not to provide any personal information, especially credit card information," says Marriott. 

"Instead, simply end the phone call."