What is “Verified by Visa”?

Verified by Visa is a global Visa program designed to help make shopping online even more secure for cardholders by protecting against unauthorized use of your Visa card.

How does Verified by Visa work?

When you sign up for Verified by Visa, you choose a personal password on your card issuer's website.  This password is then used by your card issuer to confirm your authenticity during the checkout process when shopping online.  The passcode is known only to you and the card issuer -- retailers can't see it.

How much does Verified by Visa cost?

Verified by Visa is completely free for Visa cardholders.

Do I need a new card to use Verified by Visa?

No. Verified by Visa works with your current Visa card, as long as the financial institution that issues your card is part of the Verified by Visa program. (You can verify this at http://www.visa.ca/en/personal/securewithvisa/vbv/index.jsp.) Corporate and business cards are excluded.

How do I sign up for Verified by Visa?

It's very simple:
- Sign up at your card issuer's website during the BestBuy.ca checkout process,
- Or visit your card issuer's website to sign up.

Can I get more information on Verified by Visa?

Yes.  Visit http://www.visa.ca/en/personal/securewithvisa/vbv/index.jsp for more information. 

Should I sign up for Verified by Visa?

We encourage all Visa cardholders to sign up for a Verified by Visa password because it provides additional security (and peace of mind). If your card issuer is a member of the Verified by Visa program you will be required to sign up in order to make purchases on BestBuy.ca.

Can I use any credit card online?

We accept most credit cards issued in Canada and the United States. View our How to Place an Order FAQ page to learn more.

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