A few weeks ago I wrote about Chase cracking down on those making Ultimate Rewards points transfers to a third party. This applies both to transferring Ultimate Rewards points to someone else’s Ultimate Rewards account, and also applies to transferring Ultimate Rewards points to a partner mileage account (MileagePlus, Gold Passport, Marriott Rewards, etc.) in someone else’s name.
Interestingly even though it’s prohibited per the T&Cs, the Ultimate Rewards website will allow you to enter anyone’s name and frequent flyer account number when making a transfer, and the points will transfer instantly, even if the account is in someone else’s name.
However, the transfer confirmation page now lists the following disclaimer at the very top:
Just something to be aware of since I believe this is new, and Chase seems to be getting pretty serious about third party points transfers…