It’s not mandatory, but you’d be wise to set a Barclaycard travel notification before heading out of the country, or to a different part of the U.S. And you can do so online or by phone: 1-866-928-8598. Telling Barclaycard where and when you’ll be traveling will help prevent your purchases from being denied because they seem suspicious. If you don’t notify Barclaycard about your travel, they might put a hold on your card until you can sort things out over the phone. You may need to answer security questions and speak to a fraud specialist. Barclaycard’s international customer service number is 1-302-255-8888. If you’re traveling domestically, you can call 1-866-928-8598.
Here’s how to set a Barclaycard travel notification:
1. Log into your Barclaycard account online or with the mobile app.
2. Select the “Tools” tab and click “My Travel.”
3. Enter your travel dates and destinations.
4. To set a Barclaycard travel alert by phone, call 1-866-928-8598, 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. And if you end up with a hold on your card, you can call Barclaycard 24/7 to get it lifted.