It is no secret that taking a Disney vacation is a very expensive experience, whether you visit Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disneyland, Tokyo Disney, Disneyland Paris, or Hong Kong Disneyland. That can become even more true if you are traveling out of the country to visit one of the Resorts. Many Guests like to pay for their vacations in advance, and even link their credit card or bank account to their Disney account, so things are easier when they finally take their magical vacation.
While giving Disney your credit or debit card information may sound like a good idea, there are risks that come with it. And right now, the Tokyo Disney Resort is warning Guests that there is a scam going around to steal their banking or credit card information. According to Tokyo Disney officials, the email will look like it is from the Resort, telling Guests that their account has been locked. They then click on the link and, should they enter the information requested, will have their information stolen.
Tokyo Disneyland Resort wants all Guests to be aware of the phishing scam that they may be a target of and sent out the following message:
Beware of Email Phishing Scams with Senders Posing As Tokyo Disney Resort®
There have been cases of fraudulent transmission of “spoofing emails” pretending to be from Tokyo Disney Resort, such as “Your account has been temporarily locked” and attempting to exploit private information from the links provided in the e-mail. If you receive a suspicious e-mail, please do not open the e-mail or access the link in the text, and delete the e-mail.
At this time, we do not know what information the scammers are looking for. However, if you receive an email from what looks like the Tokyo Disney Resort, it is best to reach out to them directly. Tokyo Disney Cast Members will be able to confirm whether there is any problem with your account. That goes for any Disney Resort. If there is an issue (or the indication of an issue), there is contact information for each Resort on its respective website.
This is not the first phishing scam targeting Disney fans that have been reported on lately. There is also a phishing scam going around that targets Disney+ subscribers. You can read about that scam by clicking here.