Major Credit Card Fraud Taking Place at Disney World, Report Says

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Disney World Guests reportedly need to beware of credit card fraud when visiting “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”

Disney World sees thousands of Guests daily. With this amount of Guests, anything can happen.

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Disney World is home to four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Each theme park includes fun and exciting attractions for Guests to enjoy. Disney World also has two water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

Being “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is a huge title to have, and it goes without saying that Disney World Guests expect the best when it comes to waits, service, and much more. When heading to the Parks, Guests can use cash, credit cards, Apple Pay, and their magic bands, which can link to their credit card on file, as ways to pay for merchandise, food, and other necessities throughout the day.

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While all of these different ways of payment, credit card fraud can certainly happen while at Disney World. Credit card fraud occurs when someone uses another person’s credit card or credit card information without their permission to make unauthorized purchases or transactions. There are several ways in which credit card fraud can occur, such as skimming, phishing, lost or stolen cards, and many more ways.

In a recent social media post, one Guest believes an issue is happening with credit card fraud at Disney World. This Guest credit card ended up with charges such as door dash and boost mobile charge. After this Guest handed her card to a server other times this Guest only used Apple Pay.

“My credit card number got “acquired” during a half day visit to Walt Disney World last week and on 4/6 I had attempts to use Door Dash on it, and a Boost Mobile charge. The card only had ten transactions on it, and only a few were places I had to physically hand the card to a server”

The credit card was hit more than once, according to the Guest.

I’ll update with the locations it could have happened at. Two potentials were inside DHS, and the other was at a resort along the Skyliner routes.

While this Guest took different ways to stay safe from credit card fraud, like RFID wallet which is supposed to keep others from skimming your card, and using Apple Pay at most places, it still happened to them.

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While this Guest is unsure how this event happened, it is a reminder to other Guests to beware of credit card fraud while at Disney World.

This Guest isn’t the only one who has dealt with credit card fraud in the past. Theme parks are a prime place for fraud to take place, and you should always be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your statements, even while on vacation.

Have you had issues with credit card fraud at Disney World?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.