Woman's lost Apple Watch costs her $40K in fraudulent Apple Pay charges

Posted On: Jul 1, 2022   |   Posted By: iMore

Woman's lost Apple Watch costs her $40K in fraudulent Apple Pay charges

What you need to know
A woman lost her Hermès Apple Watch at the EPCOT Center while on a ride.
Someone found the Apple Watch and ran up $40,000 in credit card charges.
It isn't clear whether the watch had a strong passcode assigned to it.
No word on how strong the Apple Watch's passcode was.
A woman who says she dropped and lost her Apple Watch at the EPCOT Center has now filed a police report saying that she is on the hook for $40,000 in fraudulent credit card charges as a result.
According to a WDWNT report, the unnamed woman was riding "the slow-moving The Seas with Nemo & Friends attraction on April 13" while "fidgeting with her Apple watch." The inevitable happened - the $1,300 Hermès Apple Watch fell from her wrist and despite attempts by her husband to retrieve it, park employees prevented that from happening. Fast forward a few hours and the credit card charges began, helped in part by an American Express credit card that had an unlimited credit limit and was signed up for Apple Pay .
The woman had...

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