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Scammers Targeting Kohl’s Cash

Posted on February 16, 2016 Security Center, Your Money 0 comments

Scam artists are using hacked Kohls.com accounts to rack up cash rewards known as Kohl's Cash.

Kohl's Cash is a form of rebate in which Kohl's customers get a cash coupon for use on their next purchase when they spend a certain amount of money at the retailer. The current deal is $10 for every $50 spent.

According to a post from the security blog Krebs on Security, scammers are hacking into existing Kohls.com accounts, changing the email address and ordering items using the accountholder's stored payment information.

While the items are shipped to accountholder's legitimate mailing address, the Kohl's Cash is sent to the scammer's newly-input email address. These scammers aren't interested in the purchased items; they want the Kohl's Cash, which can be redeemed for things like gift cards.

Many times, customers don't find out their account has been hacked until the fraudulent order is delivered – long after the scammers have redeemed the Kohl's Cash earned on the order.

We encourage you to continuously monitor your United Heritage account for suspicious activity. If you notice any suspicious charges within your account, please visit a branch or call our Telephone Service Center.

More information about fraud protection can be found here.

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