In today’s digital-first world, scams are evolving in sophistication as criminals use new ways to trick unsuspecting consumers. At Visa, we stay one step ahead of bad actors by taking a 360-degree approach to ensure consumers can access convenient, reliable, and secure payments, anytime, anywhere. 

Education is key in the fight against fraud, and we continue to work with partners to help consumers spot fraudulent activity and protect sensitive information.

How to Spot a Scam

Understanding the language of scams is essential in our increasingly digital world. By highlighting the key communication strategies, words and phrases used by fraudsters, we aim to demystify the language of fraud and help consumers avoid falling victim to scams.
Unknown caller calls person

How Cybercriminals Fake Urgency?

Person faces scam using laptop

Free Gift or a Scam?

Person exploring financial opportunities by phone

Financial Opportunity or a Scam?

Person receiving the notification on the device

Urgent Action Required or a Scam?