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simongr

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I just got my first e-statement from AA.com and clicked on the linkto points.com ( Points.com | Get More Rewards, Faster ) thinking of getting 100 points bonus I signed up for points.com. However as I progressed through and began to register my FF/points programs (yes I know its mostly US based but it could be useful) it is prompting me to enter my passwords, pin nubers and verification number from my Amex card. this is making me quite nervous - is anyone else using points.com? I know it was from a link from AA but I am a tad sceptical...


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I was unwilling to provide such details to them and so did not take the 100 miles. In my view, its not worth the risk for 100 miles.
 

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simongr said:
Hi all
I just got my first e-statement from AA.com and clicked on the linkto points.com ( Points.com | Get More Rewards, Faster ) thinking of getting 100 points bonus I signed up for points.com. However as I progressed through and began to register my FF/points programs (yes I know its mostly US based but it could be useful) it is prompting me to enter my passwords, pin nubers and verification number from my Amex card. this is making me quite nervous - is anyone else using points.com? I know it was from a link from AA but I am a tad sceptical...


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Hmmm....I did not get that link on my esummary.
Anyway unless you are actually purchasing something do not give those details away.
The other suspicious thing was the request for all your other details and passwords. Points.com maybe trying to convince you to use their site for all your FF points requirements, and you can see your balances on one screen, but believe me do not use these facilities. I worked on a bank's internet site that would allow this and I know it is not as secure as it should be. Why would anyone put all their financial passwords etc. in one basket just amazes me....:confused:
 

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I joined points.com a while ago when I was about 100 points short of a Priority Club reward and had 1000 AAdvantage points doing nothing. I'm a bit wary of their security as well, but I don't remember entering any credit card info.

The only reason I'm keeping my account going is to purchase some AA miles soon. After that I think I'll be closing it. The only thing useful about it is the points transfer (at really bad rates).

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The credit card info was just for Amex rewatrds and I think they wont pick up my rewards program as its a Oz based rather than US based card.
 

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simongr said:
The credit card info was just for Amex rewatrds and I think they wont pick up my rewards program as its a Oz based rather than US based card.
If you are only after the miles, then why not sign up only providing your AA account details, and then go in and change your AA account password quick-smart? Take the 100 miles and don't bother using their services.
 

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I actually thought it would be a neat thing to have all of this in one place - guessing not now. 100 points not such a big deal though.
 
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Just out of curiosity I signed up MiniNM#1 who has 1150 miles in his account, so not much to risk there. His Points.com account shows his AA miles as 1150 and a 100 credit bonus Pending Wwap In. It will be interesting to see how long it takes to post those point as miles to his AA account.

Also note that this does controvene the aa.com web site terms and conditions of use, which specifically states:
aa.com said:
Your account information is owned by and proprietary to American Airlines. While you may access your account information through the Site, you may not give access to your account to any person or entity other than a member of your household or a person that you directly supervise as part of your career or employment. You may not give access to your account to any third party on-line service, including, but not limited to any mileage management service, mileage tracking service, or mileage aggregation service.

You must access your account information directly through the Site and not through a third party web site, including but not limited to any mileage management service, mileage tracking service, or mileage aggregation service. You also violate this Agreement if you enable an AAdvantage member to access account information without visiting the Site.
So as soon as the miles post, I will be changing the password for that account and cancelling the points.com account. Of course one could assume that since AA is selling the miles to Points.Com and advertising the service via their own email delivery, that they are somehow endorsing the process.
 

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I used them to transfer 5000 Midwest miles (the deal on FT everyone was doing) to 1150 PC points several months ago. I did get a small sign up bonus too. Haven't used them since.
 

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I wouldn't worry about these security concerns. This review seems pretty negative but there's a pretty good review and article on the points.com program here and I have met a lot of other frequent travelers who use the program often. have to admit i personally have had really excellent luck with the points.com program. I have used it to earn miles via phone hog, hotspex and other marketing programs and then have transfered them into my account. i have turned miles into free gift card. And i have saved a few accounts from expiration while transfering miles into others and bringing them closer to redemption.
 
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