Directions: New US Disney scam - The Sunday Times, UK 8/28/05
Article from The Sunday Times, UK - August 28, 2005
Directions: New US Disney scam
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A new wave of American telesales scam artists is targeting British holidaymakers, claiming to represent the Disney resorts.
Royalty Holidays, a Texas-based company, is phoning UK homes claiming to be the agency for a “50th-birthday promotion for Disneyland Florida”, in which the lucky winners receive heavily discounted holidays. But “winners” have to hand over their credit-card details to claim the prize, unwittingly permitting the company to debit the cards. The Sunday Times reported in June that several Florida-based firms using a similar scam were charging as much as £700 to people’s cards, then refusing to give refunds.