Discover Introduces Credit Cards with an On/Off Switch

Discover Introduces Credit Cards with an On/Off Switch

April 16, 2015         Written By Justin Hefner

Yesterday, Discover took a step in making their credit cards more secure by giving consumers the ability to temporarily turn off their accounts when their card is lost.

The “Freeze It” feature, a first in the card industry, will help prevent any new purchases, balance transfers or cash advances from taking place, but recurring charges previously set up will be processed.

Consumers can implement the on/off feature online, through the Discover app or by calling 1-800-DISCOVER.

“We’re giving card members a fast and simple security feature that gives them more control over their accounts and more peace of mind if a card goes missing,” Julie Loeger, senior vice president of marketing, said in a statement.

This new feature is primarily to be used when a card has been temporarily misplaced, not necessarily for stolen cards or those involved in a data breach.



The information contained within this article was accurate as of April 16, 2015. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


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Justin Hefner is in the education field and has written about a number of financial issues. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University and a Masters in Education from Texas State University.
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