If a credit card number is stolen, consumers should report the theft immediately to their credit card company or ATM provider, as losses resulting from that number being stolen can accumulate quickly as a result of failu... More »

The issue number of a credit card is an additional set of numbers found at the end of the account number, and is used to allow for changes that may be needed if the card is lost or stolen. The issue digits are part of th... More »

Visa credit cards are verified by contacting the Visa merchant verification service at 1-800-847-2750, explains MerchantConnect. Merchants can choose option one or option two, depending on information needed. As of 2015,... More »

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