On Tuesday morning, Wyndham announced that it was launching a “historic opportunity,” promising that people would receive four Wyndham Rewards points for every Starwood Preferred Guest point donated to charity between 12 p.m. and midnight on Oct. 11. The promotion was Wyndham’s way of attempting to boost charitable donations, while wooing loyalty members over from Starwood, which recently merged with Marriott to become an even more formidable competitor in the hotel business. Wyndham’s special promotion called for participants to email two screen shots to prove their donations were legitimate—one confirming the donation, and one of the Starwood member account page showing a zero point balance. Unfortunately, the offer proved too good for fraudsters to pass up. Around noon, Wyndham abruptly pulled the plug the promotion. “Today’s Wyndham Rewards trade up was offered in the spirit of generosity. Before the offer even began, there were obvious and significant examples of fraud. Much to our dismay and disappointment, we have to cancel this promotion,” Wyndham said in a statement. The company added they would donate 5 million Wyndham Rewards points to charity. Get the full story at Money