A free service
All existing and new Visa cards are automatically registered, joining millions of Visa cardholders, for this free service. Throughout the world a growing number of merchants offer Visa Secure.
How does it work?
Each time you make an online purchase with a participating merchant, the Visa Secure program assesses the risk level of the transaction. Certain activity may seem out of the ordinary – maybe because it’s a high dollar value transaction, or a retailer you’ve never bought with before.
In these instances you may be asked to confirm some simple personal details – like date of birth, mother's maiden name or address details – so we can be sure the card isn't being used without your permission. Your privacy is our priority – this information is used only to verify your identity.
You can read more about Visa security on their website.