March 24, 2022
We recently learned that an entity has been fraudulently using our business name to make charges to credit cards using the Stripe payment portal. The charges seem to come in two different manners—one may just appear on your credit card under the name of Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission, the other appears to be a phishing scam that requests information for a discounted purchase. Glacier Country Tourism would NEVER charge an account for anything unless an invoice (for either advertising or membership) had been issued to you by email (from either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by hard copy in the mail). Both would require you to initiate payment either directly from our invoice or through our website partners.glaciermt.com.
No data breach has occurred. The entity behind this scam is charging for goods unrelated to Glacier Country Tourism or our members and vendors.
If you see an unknown charge from Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission on your credit card statement, we ask that you please report the charge as fraudulent to your credit card company or bank. We are working with the credit card processing company (Stripe) where the fraudulent account was set up. The account has been frozen and is being investigated, and we have been told all charges using that account will be reversed. It appears all charges occurred on or before March 23, 2022.
We do ask if you can forward a copy of the receipt if you have it. We are gathering information for our identity theft report to the Federal Trade Commission and Missoula Police Department.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and if you have any questions, we ask you to please direct them to Kristi McNeal at email@example.com or 406.532.3234.