How to use Apple Wallet’s new fraud prevention on your iPhone


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Apple is now upgrading the fraud prevention features of Apple Pay for cards stored in the Wallet app. The update is rolling out to users with certain payment cards and we expect it to become more widespread over time.

Did you get the warning?

Twitter users report a new popup when opening Apple Wallet. The message reads: “Cards with enhanced fraud prevention now use information about your account, device and location to share fraud assessments with your payment network.”

Tapping More information will give you more information:

“For cards with certain enhanced fraud prevention features, when you attempt an online or in-app transaction, your device will evaluate information about your Apple ID, device, and location (if you have location services enabled), to develop fraud prevention assessments, which are Apple uses to identify and prevent fraud,” the warning reads.

Apple’s notes also state that the company will share “fraud prevention ratings and information about your transaction (such as purchase amount, currency, and date) with your payment card network for fraud prevention.”

AppleInsider confirmed the warning, noting that it currently appears to be rolling out only to users with Visa cards.

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What does it mean?

It appears that the location of your iPhone at the time you make a purchase may be sent to Apple and the card issuer to help prevent fraud. But what if you disabled location services?

This security update may cause problems if you are traveling and want to make a purchase. It’s something to keep in mind.

If you do not want to share the fraud prevention rating, please select another card. There is currently no way to opt out of this feature.

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