To activate an American Express card, visit the online activation page and enter the 15-digit Amex card number and 4-digit card ID, then click “Confirm.” On the next screen, verify your identity and complete the American Express card activation.
It’s also possible to activate an Amex card through the American Express mobile app, which will require scanning the card with the phone’s camera or entering its information manually. To get to this option, log in to the app and tap “Account,” then “Activate and Manage Cards.”
It’s best to activate the card as soon as you receive it, because if you don’t activate it within 45 days, Amex will invalidate the card and you will need to request a replacement. If you have any trouble, you can call Amex customer service at 1 (800) 528-4800 and they should be able to help you.
To activate a credit card, call the number on the back of the card or go to the website listed on the activation sticker attached to the card. Credit card activation typically requires the credit card number, the security code (CVV), or both.
The exact steps required to activate a credit card depend on the card issuer, so it’s best to follow the instructions printed on the sticker that comes on your card. If you’ve lost your sticker – or you’re just wondering – here’s a quick reference guide to credit card activation with some of the biggest card issuers.… read full answer
It’s important to remember that some credit card issuers will require your Social Security number or other information to verify your identity when you activate your card. Once you’ve activated your credit card, you can use it immediately.
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