Community banks take your account security very seriously. We have started fighting debit card fraud by offering a free service designed to safeguard your account by blocking international credit transactions.
Effective August 1, 2011, Standard Bank joined the fight and began blockingthe following international credit transactions:
- Debit MasterCard purchases made in a foreign country
- Debit MasterCard purchases or payments made through a company that is located outside of the United States
- Debit MasterCard purchases or payments made where the transaction is processed by a payment processor that is located outside of the United States
Please keep this in mind when making your online holiday purchases that are processed outside of the United States. Prior to making an online purchase outside of the US, please notify us so we may enable your Debit MasterCard to work as a credit outside of the United States.
It is always wise to carry another credit card while shopping internationally, so you have more than one payment option available.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help our customers with account security. Stop in a branch or give is a call at (866) 499-2265.