Credit Card Fraud Issue
Update on fraud issue from Boston Annual Meeting
Shortly after the APHA Annual Meeting in Boston, we began to hear from our attendees about credit card fraud issues connected to the use of their credit cards during the time they were attending the Annual Meeting.
You may have seen news articles about the fraud, including stories by the Boston Globe and Associated Press. The reports suggest that the scope of the fraud is significant and may extend beyond the American Public Health Association gathering in November.
The investigation remains open and to our knowledge, the person or persons responsible for the security breach have not yet been identified. APHA is in communication with Boston authorities and businesses, including the Westin Boston Waterfront, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and the Boston Police Department.
If you believe you were a victim of a fraudulent transaction of this sort, please contact Detective Steven Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Detective Blair is the Boston Police Department’s lead investigator on this case. Also, please review your credit card/bank statement regularly and carefully. If you notice suspicious charges, you should contact the credit/debit card issuer immediately to cancel your card and request a new one. Your financial institution may have additional steps for handling fraud.
If you have any questions, please contact APHA Convention Services at email@example.com.