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How do you know if a Visa Prepaid card has been activated?

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Some brands of Visa gift card allow cardholders to check the current status of the card by simply entering the card number, expiration date and CVV via a website. If this option is not available, there is usually a toll-free number that can be called to check the card's status.

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Some merchants who issue Visa gift cards have the ability to check the card's status at point of sale. As of March 2015 there are 14 major retailers with a national presence such as Target, Kmart, Office Max and Toys R Us that are able to do this. The issuing merchant should be contacted to determine what their policies are.

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