Visa’s Verified by Visa password program is being used as bait in e-mail phishing efforts to gain cardholders’ account information
There is currently a scam email circulating reporting to be from PayPal with a message of: “Verification required”, instructing readers to click on a bogus link.
Once the link is selected consumers are being presented with a Verified by Visa box similar to the one below, asking for card authentication details. If you are presented with this image as a result of an email you have received, there is a good chance it is a scam email.
If you have responded to this email, please contact Hume immediately as there is a strong possibility that your card details may have been compromised.
We recommend all Visa Debit or Visa Credit cards holders to authenticate their card through our website for Verified by Visa to prevent the possibility of fraudulent online transactions.
Learn more about Verified by Visa.