Visa watches out for your card safety with multiple layers of protection, but you can also take steps on your own to be a safer shopper. We've put together this section so you can learn about various threats, how to spot them and what you can do to keep your information secure - online and off.

Identity Theft

Identity theft can take many different forms and have many different outcomes. By becoming familiar with common signs of fraud, you'll be able to use your Visa card with even greater confidence.


You've heard about email messages that appear to come from trusted sources but are disguised attempts to obtain your personal information. Learn more about these scams and how to spot them.

Mail & Phone Scams

Scammers may try to tempt you with old-fashioned snail-mail and telephone solicitations. Get the facts about these low-tech scams so you can avoid offers that sound too good to be true.

Online Shopping

We all love the convenience of buying things over the Internet, and it's safer than you think. The latest news may surprise you.

Tips for Protecting Yourself

There's no need to feel helpless. Read about more ways you can take control of your safety and minimize your risk.

Deceptive Marketing

Find out how to avoid a pervasive online marketing scam that automatically sets consumers up for recurring billing agreements.

More Information

More information, helpful tips and news about the latest scams are also available here.

Did You Know?

With Visa's Zero Liability policy, you aren’t responsible for any unauthorized charges to your account.
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