PAY WITH CONFIDENCE. ANYWHERE. ANYTIME.
Whether paying online, in-store, via mobile or a wearable, MasterCard provides valuable security benefits to help keep you protected.
We have sophisticated tools that monitor, detect and fight fraud at every step of the purchasing process. Our team is continually building and refining our technology to stay ahead of fraudsters.
Did you know that MasterCard:
- Ensures that security measures are always in place – even before you purchase
- Can recheck your purchase information if something looks unusual
- Shares your sensitive card data, only when you agree
- Can identify your smartphone as yours, so that others cannot purchase with your mobile credentials
SECURITY BENEFITS THAT COME WITH YOUR CARD:
ZERO LIABILITY PROTECTION
Have added peace of mind in knowing that the bank or credit union that issued your MasterCard won't hold you responsible for unauthorized transactions. Zero Liability applies to transactions made in-store, over the telephone or online. Certain terms and conditions and exclusions apply. Click here to learn more about our Zero Liability policy.
IDENTITY THEFT RESOLUTION SERVICES
This benefit will assist you if you think your identity has been compromised – with 24/7 access to certified resolution specialists who can help you with credit bureau notification, replace your MasterCard(s), and cancel all of the lost or stolen cards in your wallet.
Call 1-800-MASTERCARD to learn more.
EMV Chip Technology
Now enjoy the added security of chip technology, available at chip-enabled terminals – close to home and abroad. Chip cards have a microchip embedded in the card that provides increased protection against fraud using proven technology that is already in use around the world.
Click here to learn more about EMV technology. Watch the video, "What is Chip Technology (EMV)?"
IDENTITY THEFT ALERTS
This is a FREE service only offered by MasterCard, which alerts you if it detects that your personal information is being bought or sold online. Click here to learn more about Identity Theft Alerts.
WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF:
No one should be contacting you for your personal information or account data. If this should happen, simply hang up or delete the email and reach out to your bank using the contact numbers provided on the back of your card. Or visit your financial institution’s main website to report the suspicious activity to your bank.
We encourage you to monitor your accounts and check your statements regularly for transactions that you don't recognize. Should any fraudulent activity occur, you should immediately contact the financial institution that issued your card and report the activity.
There are many things you can do to prevent fraud. For example: avoid clicking on links you do not recognize, learn about smart password creation, and shred old statements and documents containing your personal information before throwing them out.