Email phishing scams try to trick you into revealing credit card numbers, PIN, bank account passwords or other private information. Most phishing starts as an email that links to a fake Internet site that looks like the real thing with familiar logos and graphics, but it is not. When you enter personal information on such sites, it gets sent to fraudsters.
- Consider all email requests for personal information to be suspicious
- Visa never calls or writes cardholders for personal account information
- Do not respond to such emails or enter information on questionable websites
- Check the legitimacy of the enquiry by contacting the number on the back of your card
- Report suspicious emails claiming to be from Visa to firstname.lastname@example.org