French newspaper Le Parisien, reported yesterday (30 November 2015) that Disneyland Paris has been the victim of a further €48,000 loss due to stolen credit card details being used to purchase e-tickets to the resort.
It is reported that a resident of Noisy-le-Sec (Seine-Saint-Denis) purchased €48,000 worth of e-tickets to the Disneyland Paris theme park using stolen credit card numbers he had bought in advance on an illegal website. He then used these credit card details to order 819 e-tickets to the parks between 11 April 2015 and 10 October 2015.
A portion of these tickets were sold directly at the entrance to the theme parks.
The French Border Police (PAF) arrested the swindler, last Friday at Beauvais airport, while he was returning from a week’s holiday in Budapest, Hungary.
The man aged 32 who was not known to Police also opened three bank accounts under a false identity and acquired two consumer credit loans in the amount of €5,000.
This is the fourth case of it’s kind reported to the Police of Meaux by Disneyland Paris this year and it is estimated that the resort has lost around €800,000 in E-ticket revenue due to credit card fraud in 2015.