There has been a significant increase in the number of Staples rebate cards that are being hacked. In many instances the rebate cards are being charged a few $ here and there at places like 7-11. There are also reported instances of the entire cards being drained. This is not isolated to older rebate cards. The hackers have also been draining the cards before they even are delivered.
There has been a lot of discussion regarding the issue in this thead
. I wanted to create separate thread for discussion as otherwise it would likely get lost once the weekly thread expires.
1. Spend/ monetize your rebate cards ASAP (doesn't help if it is stolen before it is even delivered to you)
1. Contact Parago (rebate processor) and file a claim. They require a notarized affidavit and will still run you around in circles for over 6 months.
2. Contact Staples corporate about the issue (office of the president 1-800-338-0252)
3. Contact the BBB in your state or Staples HQ state MA.
While contacting Parago and going through their ridiculous claims process is likely the only way you will get issued a new card, the other solutions will hopefully put pressure on Staples Corporate to fix their security issue.
If anyone has any suggestions for what has worked for you, please let me know and I will add to the OP.