Is it becoming "normal practice" when booking hotels in Egypt directly on the hotel's own website to be asked to send your C/Card 3 pin security pin number separately to them via an email?
I have just booked three other hotels in Egypt directly through their hotel website and not been asked for my security pin number to secure my reservation. Only this one small, family run hotel, in Cairo will not secure my booking unless I email my pin number.
I phoned my C/Card company who advised me not to send my Pin Number via email. They said the hotel has all my other C/Card details, name, number, expiry date etc, this is ALL they need to debit my card for accommodation, should I cancel late or not show up at all. I have given my security number many times when purchasing goods on the internet, but it has always been on secure sites such as "Pay Pal" etc.