Visa offers a variety of materials to support your fraud prevention, security and risk management efforts. Learn the steps to ensure the legitimacy of every Visa card, cardholder and transaction.
Accepting with card present
If you accept cards in person, there are steps you need to take.
Accepting with card absent
Take extra precautions when you cannot see the customer's card. Not all of Visa’s card security elements apply to these transactions.
Fraud prevention tools
Use only secure, validated payment applications
Trust your instincts! If a sale seems too good to be true, it probably is. We hear all too often that what a merchant thought was a great sale turned out to be fraud. So take the time to check out that huge order that is being shipped halfway around the world to a customer with whom you have never done business. A little bit of extra work may protect you from being the victim of a fraud scheme.