Priceline.com Informative - Credit Card Fraud After Booking With Priceline
MANCHESTER -- While traveling in Europe I booked a prepaid rental car using Priceline, that booking was handled through Auto Europe.
I was initially suspicious because Auto Europe kept telling me that they has emailed me the voucher when they had not done so. When we arrived, late at night, the rental car company (Europcar) refused to honor the voucher and the Auto Europe reps were just rude. Based on this experience alone I would never use either Priceline or Auto Europe again, but there's more and it gets worse.
Auto Europe did not issue the voucher or charge my card until several hours after I had given them my credit card info. A very short time after the booking, however, an attempt was made to fraudulently charge my card for several thousand dollars. Very suspicious because this card had not previously been used for some time. I tried to contact Priceline to discuss the above and give them the opportunity to correct their security issues, but they have made themselves unavailable. Chase Bank and my State Attorney General's office are considerably more interested, so let Priceline and Auto Europe try to hide from them.
Do business with these people at your own risk! I know that I won't be doing so!