With the update at Sparkasse, customers can now better prevent fraud and react themselves in an emergency.
A new function should help.
Germany-Especially through online banking, fraud attempts are increasing due to phishing emails that are allegedly come from the Sparkasse.
Through them, fraudsters want to steal bank data.
The new function for customers of the well-known financial institution is therefore all the more practical.
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Sparkasse publishes new function-Girocard yourself lock with app and online banking
With Card Control, customers of the Sparkasse can now determine for themselves which actions they want to use their checking card.
In the Sparkasse app, you can switch off your card for certain purposes, as computer image reports.
For example, if you go on vacation abroad and lose your checking card there or lose your wallet through theft, you now have more options to protect your account from fraud.
Those affected can usually choose the emergency number (+49) 116 116 to have their checking card locked.
Alternatively, this now works with the help of the Sparkasse app or the separate account for online banking in the browser on devices such as smartphones or tablets.
With the Card Control setting, you can prevent fraudsters from shopping with the checking card in business or internet.
To make use of this setting, only a few clicks are necessary.
New function for Sparkasse customers-block EC card and unlock it yourself for paying
Virtual switches can be used to use Card Control on the screen, whether you want to use the Sparkasse’s checking card for online shopping.
If you prefer to shop in business in principle, you can make the checking card unusable for paying on the Internet.
If you change your opinion, you can then simply push the digital switch back to green and thus reactivate the function.
The blocking of the Sparkassen-Girocard via Card Control also works for shopping in the shop, withdrawing money from the ATM and paying abroad.
However, it is therefore all the more important to pay attention to phishing emails in order not to grant the fraudsters access to electronic devices such as smartphones.
This is particularly relevant if you use the Sparkasse app or payment apps such as PayPal for online shopping and saved your bank details there.
Sparkasse offers new function-customers have to be patient
If you don’t discover the function of your Sparkasse account yet, you do not need to despair.
Because only gradually, customers should benefit from these new options.
In order to be able to use Card Control, customers must have access to the Sparkasse online banking portal.
In addition, you can also use the function in the Sparkasse app and in the Mobile Payment app.
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