How Companies Know Your New Credit Card Number Before You Give it to Them

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How Companies Know Your New Credit Card Number Before You Give it to Them

How Companies Know Your New Credit Card Number Before You Give it to Them

Recently, a Netflix customer took to Reddit to explain how he got a big surprise when the streaming service charged him using his new credit card number, which he hadn’t given them. How did that happen? One commenter offered a clue: Netflix likely participates in Visa’s Account Updater program. Netflix declined to comment on whether it uses updater services. However, for... Read More

What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Credit Card?

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What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Credit Card?

What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Credit Card?

If you look at the back of your credit card, you’ll see the small print that tells you your credit card isn’t valid unless it’s signed. And that isn’t just a recommendation — card issuers want you to sign it for your protection. “We think it’s a good practice for customers to sign the back... Read More

Visa Adds New Tools to Give You More Control of Your Credit Cards

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Visa Adds New Tools to Give You More Control of Your Credit Cards

Visa Adds New Tools to Give You More Control of Your Credit Cards

Credit cards are getting smarter — finally. Last year, Discover launched its nifty “Freeze It” feature, which acts like a temporary on/off switch for account holders who think-they-have-but-maybe-haven’t lost their card. Now, Visa is announcing a whole set of similar app-activated “switches” that give consumers even more granular fraud-fighting and allowance-permitting tools. Called “Visa Consumer... Read More

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