I made a reservation on Booking.com on 11-15-15 for the Comfort Inn in Frisco Tx for 12/3-12/6/15. I used a debit card number to hold the reservation as is customary. On 11-18-15, I noticed the full amount, including sales tax, had been withdrawn from my checking account. When I called booking.com to check, they blamed the hotel. When I called the hotel, they said Booking.com would not let them cancel the reservation – EEEKS Smoke and mirrors. Booking.com does not have my money, the hotel says they don't have my money, but since they cant cancel the reservation, they can't reverse the preauthorization. Meanwhile, where is that $245.89? What a scam!!! Do not book through Booking.com!