Furry Conned: Credit cards used at Midwest Furfest ATMs get fraud calls
Multiple reports have been made by furries on social media that cards utilized at ATMs in the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel, the main hotel of Midwest Furfest, have had attempts at fraudulent charges in the Chicago area. If you had utilized a card to withdraw money from these machines it is advised to keep an eye for any unusual activities.
Real talk time: If you withdrew money from the ATM @HyattOHare during @midwestfurfest, your card number was likely skimmed. Fraud prevention called yesterday about 2 attempts to withdraw $400 and multiple balance inquiries. Call your bank ASAP! pic.twitter.com/Gq3fGsqr4W— Nunavut Tuktu (@NunavutTuktu) December 17, 2017
This is not the first time financial fraud has effected cards utilized at a furry convention. Biggest Little Furcon attendees of the 2015 received information from the Grand Sierra Resort of a data breach that had occurred during the time frame in which that event occured.
It has been suggested that those attending large conventions bring cash needed with them prior to leaving for the convention. Alternatively, if you do not want to carry a large amount of cash around, you can also bring with you a pre-paid debit card and utilize only that card for convention related purchases, while leaving you credit card for real emergency expenditures only. This would also be useful for furries who find themselves over-indulging and defining a stricter budget to be bound within.