Tesco Clubcard points theft rears its head again

Reports on various online forums suggest that Tesco Clubcard has been hit by another round of security breaches.

Over at our sister site, frequent flyer-focussed Head for Points, a reader wrote:

I’d like to let you know that the Tesco voucher theft problem is still happening.  I’ve had over £1000 (thousand!) stolen just over a week ago and all redeemed in one day in stores in the Kent area.  I had no idea of this issue until I googled the problem and found many articles on it!  Tesco have agreed to replace all the vouchers. 

Flyertalk has also seen some similar stories.

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It is possible that these vouchers went missing in the post.  More likely, though, is that the relevant Tesco online account was hacked and replacement vouchers printed off and used.  Printing (almost) your full Clubcard number on your receipt, along with your current points balance, is not incredibly clever if you later discard the receipt outside the shop.

One way to prevent fraud is with Award Wallet.  This is an online app and website which automatically updates all of your loyalty point balances.  As long as you are happy entrusting your details to the service – and it has run for many years with no problems – you can manually check your balances very quickly (one click) each day or let them do it and email you every time it changes.  The basic service is free and worth a look.

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