UGH: My IHG Account Was Hacked

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Miles and points are great and all, but only if someone doesn’t steal them from you. I have a bunch of IHG Rewards points, mainly from my signup bonus for the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card and from a really lucrative Accelerate offer last year.

The other day I tried to log into my account. I haven’t booked any stays with IHG for about 8 months, and I was hoping to redeem some points for an upcoming trip.

IHG’s website isn’t the best in terms of security — rather than a strong password, users sign in with their account number or email address and a 4-digit PIN.