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What does Verified by Visa mean?

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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 unauthorized online use before it happens by confirming your identity with an additional password.

And this is how it works:

1. Activate the Verified by Visa feature

Enroll your credit or debit card in the Verified by Visa program now, on your participating card issuer's website or while shopping online.

2. Shop at participating online merchants

Visit online merchants that display the Verified by Visa symbol for an added layer of protection.

3. Enjoy enhanced security

Enjoy added peace of mind. Activate Verified by Visa on your Visa credit and debit cards.

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.

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 unauthorized access. Your Visa card issuer will have additional privacy and security policies. You can access them during the Verified by Visa activation process.

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