No, you do not have to give Barclaycard a travel notification, though doing so before leaving for a trip will help prevent your purchases from seeming fraudulent to Barclays. Travel notifications for Barclays credit cards can be set online, through the mobile app, or over the phone at (866) 928-8598.
If you don’t notify Barclaycard about your travel, they might put a hold on your card when you try to make a transaction at your destination. To sort things out, you may need to answer security questions and speak to a fraud specialist over the phone. Barclaycard’s international customer service number is (302) 255-8888. If you’re traveling domestically, you can call (866) 928-8598.
How to Set a Barclaycard Travel Notification
Online: Log into your Barclaycard account online. Then, select the “Tools” tab and click “My Travel”. Finally, enter your travel dates and destinations, and you are all set.
Through the mobile app: Download the app (for Android or iOS) and follow the instructions mentioned above to set a Barclaycard travel notification.
Over the phone: To set a Barclaycard travel alert by phone, call (866) 928-8598, enter your card number, and ask to speak to a representative.
You can set a travel notification even after you leave for your trip, so don’t worry if you’ve forgotten. Also, if you end up with a hold on your card, you can call Barclaycard 24/7 to get it lifted.
If you have a trip coming up, it’s best to tell you credit card issuers you’ll be traveling, and Barclaycard is no exception. This is done to avoid problems, and with Barclaycard you can set a travel alert online, or by phone. Credit card issuers often block a card if they think there’s suspicious activity on it, and that’s why it’s recommended you let them know before each trip.
You don’t need to let your credit card company know you’re traveling, but it’s always a good idea. To protect you from fraud, credit card issuers look for charges that seem to be out of the ordinary, or “suspicious activity”. So, if they suddenly start seeing charges pop up on your card in a different state or country, they may decline the charge, assuming it’s fraudulent. In order to keep your credit card from being...
You can set up a Mastercard travel notification through your credit card issuer’s website, mobile app, or by calling the number on the back of your card. Mastercard travel notifications help prevent cards from getting declined when cardholders make purchases in places they don’t normally visit. But keep in mind that travel notifications do not involve Mastercard directly. They are instead arranged with the banks and credit unions that issue cards on the Mastercard network.
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