This is why I don’t like using my Magic Band or Apple devices to charge my card. According to information from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, a woman lost her Apple Watch at an attraction at EPCOT and then had $40,000 in fraudulent charges appear on her connected credit cards.
It appears the woman was riding the seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT when she dropped her Apple Hermes Watch ($1,300) and fell through the grated floor and landed in a “path below.” . It seems that when she couldn’t reach it, her husband got off the ride to get it. Which of course closed the attraction and summoned the Cast Members to tell them not to get off the moving vehicle.
According to WDWNT, the cast member told the guest that she could see the watch and would be taken back to their hotel. However, the woman had several cards linked to the watch, including an American Express card with an unlimited credit limit.
As you should in this situation, the guest went to guest relations and filed a report, but no one ever returned it. Then she started getting alerts about fraudulent charges to her card.
The guest then hadseveral fraud alerts throughout the day on his Amex card. According to the victim, there were approximately $40,000 in fraudulent charges on his card,” the report said.”
Amex will let you know if it believes the expenses are high or unusual.
She canceled her cards and later filed a report with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on April 14.
“The woman wanted to sue whoever called the charges and contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to report a grand theft, according to the April 14 report. He was told to look for fraudulent charges so authorities could find out where the card was used. Disney Security has also been notified.”
How awful. The good news is that Disney has cameras installed everywhere, so maybe if they’re able to find timestamps and locations, Disney can match them up and find out who did this.
$40,000 spent in one day. It’s Disney and it’s expensive, but it’s still a lot. Probably bought a bunch of items to sell on the internet.
It’s a good lesson for all of us to maybe not tie everything to a device that can get lost.
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