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Protecting you from payment card fraudFor more than 40 years, MasterCard has been a leader in the payment services industry developing security innovations, collaborating with industry professionals to develop security standards, and working closely with law enforcement agencies to provide a safe and secure payment environment. These measures protect you every time you use your MasterCard card.
Rules for Businesses Accepting MasterCard CardsMasterCard has established rules that retailers must follow in order to accept MasterCard cards. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, to which retailers are required to comply, protects your account data throughout the transaction process.
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MasterCard Security InnovationsFrom holograms and the tamper-evident signature panel to card validation codes, Chip technology and MasterCard SecureCode, MasterCard security innovations have been adopted as industry standards. As always, MasterCard is diligently developing new initiatives to make the future of payment transactions even more secure and convenient. Learn More
MasterCard Fraud DetectionMasterCard operates a sophisticated, multi-level fraud monitoring system to protect cardholders from data compromise and fraud. The system continually monitors accounts for atypical patterns of activity that are consistent with fraud. If fraud or a security compromise is suspected on a MasterCard card account, MasterCard works with the card issuing bank to monitor the account closely for unusual activity and notify the cardholder.
Collaborating With Law EnforcementMasterCard works closely with law enforcement agencies to stop fraud when it occurs and prevent future occurrences.
Technological innovations make payment card transactions even saferEvery MasterCard card includes a variety of security features that are designed to effectively protect cardholders from payment card fraud. Security features on MasterCard cards include: