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American Express/Hilton Honors putting HH number on credit card

Old Nov 20, 19, 3:08 pm
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Angry American Express/Hilton Honors putting HH number on credit card

I just received my AmEx Hilton Honors replacement credit card and was alarmed that on the card it now shows my Hilton Honors account number on the front of the card. I asked if I could get another card that did not show my HH account number on it, but was told, "no, it is what it is." I don't feel safe using my new card and letting others see my HH account # and my full name. I've read so many stories about HH points being stolen - why make it easier for someone to do so. I think AmEx marketing dept. needs to live in the real world. Anyone else have this newly designed card? Thoughts?
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Old Nov 20, 19, 4:58 pm
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Lol what? It's always been a thing. AMEX Delta cards also have your Skymiles account number on it.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 5:04 pm
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This is new for the Hilton Honors AmEx.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 5:11 pm
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Take a pin to it and scratch it out, I guess. My Costco membership is on the back of my Visa, along with my full name and photo. When my Visa has been compromised on a few occasions, Citi issued me new membership numbers in addition to credit card numbers.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 5:36 pm
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I scraped off my AA number from a Citi card and it didn’t show. You could probably use a permanent marker since the HH number is flat.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 6:21 pm
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Thank you, Gig103 and rrgg. I thought about scratching it off. I still don't understand why the CC companies think it's a good idea to have all this information on the card, especially since Gig103 mentioned that a compromised card led to Citi issuing both a new credit card numbr and a new Costco membership number. Isn't that just more work at their end too?
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Old Nov 20, 19, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Geochica View Post
I just received my AmEx Hilton Honors replacement credit card and was alarmed that on the card it now shows my Hilton Honors account number on the front of the card. I asked if I could get another card that did not show my HH account number on it, but was told, "no, it is what it is." I don't feel safe using my new card and letting others see my HH account # and my full name. I've read so many stories about HH points being stolen - why make it easier for someone to do so. I think AmEx marketing dept. needs to live in the real world. Anyone else have this newly designed card? Thoughts?
Who actually carry their HH card? If you feel that unsafe about using your HH card, take picture with your phone and go that route instead of a physical card. Most of the time, your HH # should been added during your booking so I don't carry mine.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Geochica View Post
This is new for the Hilton Honors AmEx.
Nuh uh. Mine has had my Honors number on it for years.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 9:18 pm
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All of my credit cards seem to have been arriving with my actual account numbers embossed or imprinted on the cards themselves for years now.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Pittie Pup View Post
All of my credit cards seem to have been arriving with my actual account numbers embossed or imprinted on the cards themselves for years now.
Me, too.

And I DO carry my Hhonors card to pay for my room and get my points.
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Old Nov 21, 19, 4:21 am
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My Amex HH card does not expire yet.. but my new SPG (or Bonvy something)
the front of the card has no raised numbers or anything but a chip
(numbers on the back,) the hold CC over a CC machine is interesting, but not sure I like that so much
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Old Nov 21, 19, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by fotographer View Post
.... hold CC over a CC machine is interesting, but not sure I like that so much
Discussion here:

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Old Nov 21, 19, 7:41 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
thanks
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Old Nov 21, 19, 9:31 am
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Nothing to see here, folks. Move on.
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Old Nov 21, 19, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Allan38103 View Post
Nothing to see here, folks. Move on.
You are allowed to follow your own advice.
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