Security is a top priority for us. While we spend a lot of time and resources to make sure your transactions are secure, consumers also have an important role to play in preventing and detecting fraud. That’s why in support of National Consumer Protection Week, we’re launching our @VisaSecurity Twitter feed. The feed will be a one-stop resource for consumers on the latest payment security news, including information on scams and prevention advice.
We’re kicking off our feed with information on how to avoid email phishing, a type of scam that increased by 25 percent in Q4 2011 compared to the previous quarter, according to the online brand protection company MarkMonitor. In addition to our consumer education efforts, we also partner with anti-phishing organizations and law enforcement to alert web browser vendors of confirmed phishing attacks and help shut them down.
We talked to Jennifer Fischer, Head of U.S. Payment System Risk for Visa Inc., about the growing phishing trend.
Posted by: Sofia Mata-Leclerc, Visa Corporate Relations on March 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm