Lynda shared a tip in the comments, and I thought it was so awesome that it needed more attention, if you’re looking at hotel reservations:
This is how you can make a secure reservation without having to make a phone call.
Click on the link and put in your information just as if you were booking online.
When the rates come up, on the left side there is a link to talk to an agent using secure chat. Have your credit card handy and the name Bowers-Schoen, then click on the link.
Someone will take your reservation online, then give you your confirmation number and also email your printable confirmation. My someone was Julius.