Reports on the news this week are mentioning about a scam going on at WDW. This pertains to folks staying on property. Some of them have been effectively robbed of their credit card credentials and become victims of credit card identity theft.
On at least a couple of instances... guests have been called at their rooms (happened at the Poly in January) by a person pretending to be a Cast Member, informing them of a great deal of a dinner show at any of the resorts, but they are asking for credit card info to secure a reservation. Those who have fallen victim of this scam, are told to go to the hotel's front desk 24 hrs later to pick up tickets for this deal. When they do go to the desk the next day, there is no tickets and no record of such incidents.
WDW maganement is advising guests NOT to give out their credit card numbers of personal info over the phone because NO Cast Member is authorized to ask for such personal information over the phone. Many of the victims claim they thought the caller was legit because he/she knew their names already and room numbers, so people are being fooled quite convincingly. As far as the news report goes, WDW management has posted advisories next to phones at all hotels on property advising guests of this scam and to protect themselves and report any such attempts to police and security asap if they happen to them.
So... if you are staying on property (or anywhere for that matter)... HEADS UP! and protect yourself against credit card identity theft.