Invisible Protectors and Verified By Visa
Why should I sign up for Verified by Visa?
Visa offers comprehensive fraud protection, but Verified by Visa goes even a step further, adding an extra layer of security at the point where you enter credit card information online. The service helps prevent unauthorised online use before it happens by confirming your identity with an additional password. Activating your card is quick and easy - then you're done.
Doesn't Visa already protect my card from theft and fraud?
Visa's multiple layers of protection give you an extraordinary level of security, so you can feel confident whenever and wherever you use your card. Verified by Visa is only one part of our five-layer system to prevent, detect, and resolve security issues. Specifically designed to make online shopping experiences safer and more secure, Verified by Visa gives you extra control over your Internet transactions.
What do I need to do to use Verified by Visa?
All you need to do is activate your card. Then, whenever you submit an order at a participating online store, a Verified by Visa window will appear automatically. Enter your password, submit, and that's it. If you have not yet activated your Visa card, just enter the authentication information when prompted by your card issuer and create a password. Once activated, your Visa card number cannot be used without your personal password for online purchases. Verified by Visa is available for most Visa cards from participating issuers.
Can I use Verified by Visa with any Visa card I have now?
Yes, Verified by Visa is designed to protect the Visa card, or cards, that you already have .
I received notice from my Visa card issuer that my card has been activated for Verified by Visa. What does this mean?
Some Visa card issuers provide additional security by initiating activation for you. Just follow the instructions provided by your card issuer, and start shopping with added safety and confidence.
Can I use Verified by Visa from any computer?
Verified by Visa works with just about any computer that's connected to the Internet. There is no special software to install. Once you activate your card, you'll continue to shop as usual, and your Visa card number will be automatically recognized at checkout. Just enter your Verified by Visa password and complete the regular checkout process.
How do I activate my card?
When checking out you will be prompted to register, alternatively please contact your bank to register your card.
How do I know activation is secure and safe?
We understand that many people are reluctant to enter their credit card numbers in unfamiliar places online, but you can rest assured that your personal and payment card information is transmitted by Visa using a high level of encryption (SSL) and is stored on a secure server behind a firewall to protect against unauthorised access.
What are the Verified by Visa password requirements (number of characters, numbers, upper case, etc.)?
Password requirements are determined by each Visa card issuer. Contact your Visa card issuer to learn more about its password requirements.
How do I shop with Verified by Visa?
When you pay with your Visa card, the Verified by Visa service launches automatically at participating online stores. After you enter your Visa card number and submit your order, a Verified by Visa window will appear and your card issuer will display an authentication page. Enter your information and password and click submit. Once your identity is verified, your checkout continues.
Where can I shop using Verified by Visa?
Wherever you see the Verified by Visa symbol, you know you can shop with an added layer of security. Whenever you use your activated card to pay at participating online stores, your Visa card number will automatically be recognized and the Verified by Visa password window will appear. Your password will be required to complete the purchase.
What if I forget my password?
Just click the "Forgot your password" link in the Verified by Visa password window and follow the instructions provided by your Visa card issuer. Always be sure to keep your password safe and never write it down.
Information courtesy of usa.visa.com