Protection for online shopping

Easy Street provides Verified by Visa as an easy-to-use fraud prevention program that confirms your identity when you shop online with any participating online merchant.

All Easy Street Visa Debit card holders are automatically registered, joining more than 355 million Visa cardholders, for this free service.

Throughout the world a growing number of merchants, currently more than 200,000, are offering Verified by Visa. Look for the symbol as a sign these merchants value your business and your security.

For your convenience and protection, the enhanced version of Verified by Visa works behind the scenes so in most instances you won’t be interrupted on your way to the ‘checkout’.

How does it work?

Each time you make an online purchase with a participating merchant, the Verified by Visa program assesses the risk level of the transaction. Certain activity may seem out of the ordinary – maybe because it’s a high dollar value transaction, or a retailer you’ve never bought with before. In these instances you may be asked to confirm some simple personal details – like date of birth, mother's maiden name or address details – so we can be sure the card isn't be used without your permission. Your privacy is our priority – this information is used only to verify your identity.

What is Verified by Visa?

Verified by Visa (VbV) is an online service designed to make Internet transactions safer at participating merchants through the authentication of the card holder’s identity at the time of purchase. It provides reassurance to both you, the cardholder, and to the merchant that you are each engaging in a genuine transaction. All existing and new Visa Debit cards are automatically registered for this free service. Verified by Visa works behind the scenes so in most instances you won’t be interrupted on your way to the ‘checkout’.

Why do you need some personal details?

Your privacy is our priority – this information is used only to verify your identity.

How do I register my Visa card?

All existing and new Visa Debit cards are automatically registered for this free service.

Do I need any special equipment or software on my computer?

All you need is an Internet connection and a recent version of your internet browser. 

How do I know Verified by Visa is available?

Look for the symbol as a sign the merchants value your business and your security. Throughout the world a growing number of merchants, currently more than 200,000, are offering Verified by Visa.