Protect your Visa card online with a personal password

Protect your Visa card online with a personal password Description

"Protect your Visa card online with a personal password" email is a phishing scam. "Protect your Visa card online with a personal password" email informs you that you need to protect your Visa card with a new password. The email links to a scam webpage to steal your personal account information. The text of the email reads:

"Subject: Protect your Visa card online with a personal password

From:

Reply-To: service@visa.com

Verified by Visa protects your existing Visa card with a password you create, giving you assurance that only you can use your Visa card online.

Simply activate your card and create your personal password. You'll get the added confidence that your Visa card is safe when you shop at participating online stores.

You may activate now by entering your card number over our secure server. If your card issuer is participating in Verified by Visa (most issuers are) you'll complete a brief activation process. You'll verify your identity, create your Verified by Visa password and you're done."

"The Protect your Visa card online with a personal password" email is particularly cunning and malicious because if you click on the hyperlink it will direct you to the legitimate official Visa site, but if you click on the button, you will be taken to a scam site. Never click on emails that look suspicious and remember that legitimate companies do not request sensitive personal information in emails to customers. Delete the email as soon as possible. If you happen to click on the email link and enter your account information, notify Visa and your bank immediately. Your accounts may need to be closed.

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