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Disney employee steals guest credit card information and $83,000 by skimming

03 June 2010 by Orlando Insider Travel Examiner - Elana Nichols

Breaking news: an employee at Disney World used credit card skimming devices to steal guest credit card information. Guests at Old Key West and Saratoga Springs Resorts were victim to a long- time employee, Ana Rosa, who skimmed over $83,000 in losses on 173 credit cards (Wesh 2).

The task seemed easy for her do accomplish since she was the clerk checking people in at the hotels' front desk. She has worked for Disney for over eleven years.

She was working with another man whom she claims still owes her money for the tasks she completed. On June 30th, she will get her sentencing, which will likely be at least two years in prison.

Credit card skimming works by the use of a small hand-held device which stores credit card information on a magnetic strip. The "skimmer" then sells the information which is ultimately made into a fraudulent credit or debit card (Gerson, 2005).

You can protect yourself by:

-Making sure your credit card stays "in sight."

-Carefully monitoring your credit card statements.

-Taking legal action if skimming is found or suspected.

Skimming can happen anywhere. The fact that this Disney criminal got away with it for over six months simply points out the fact that the consumer and company alike need to pay closer attention to the payment security.



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