If you have a Chase credit card in your wallet, there’s a new security feature that can help give you peace of mind if your card is ever left behind or misplaced.
Chase has just launched a new lock/unlock feature, which lets you temporarily turn off your Chase credit cards instantly.
Chase launches new lock/unlock feature for credit card users
According to a news release, this new feature will allow customers to quickly lock or unlock their credit cards from their phones using the Chase app or at Chase.com, blocking new purchases, cash advances and balance transfers.
When a customer finds their credit card, they can simply unlock it using the Chase app or at Chase.com.
“We are always working on ways customers can pay with confidence every time,” said Jennifer Piepszak, CEO of Chase Card Services. “Now you can protect your credit card with just a few clicks on your phone or computer.”
With this new feature, locking the card doesn’t affect automatic payments, so there won’t be any issues if you have recurring charges like your cable, cell phone or other monthly bills set up with Chase.
For now, this feature is only available for credit cards. It will be expanded to debit cards later this year.
Of course, if you think your Chase card has been lost or stolen, order a replacement. You should contact your credit card issuer immediately if you think fraudulent activity has occurred.