David Lazarus

The case of the disappearing points: Do you know where your frequent-flier miles are?

The case of the disappearing points: Do you know where your frequent-flier miles are?

It’s almost summer vacation time. Do you know where your travel rewards are? Because they may not be tucked safely in your account where you would expect to find them. They may have been stolen.

That’s the word from Kevin Lee, a trust and safety architect with Sift Science, which fights digital fraud.

Loyalty programs are big business in travel, of course, and many other companies (grocers, drugstores, clothing retailers, etc.). Those points you and millions of others have been stockpiling from a variety of sources are worth about $48 billion, Lee said.

Impressive number. Thieves think so too. But here’s where you...

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