What is Card Protect?

Card Protect is a free service offered for your protection and convenience. With Card Protect, you are notified when fraudulent activity is detected on your Comcast Citi prepaid card via text message. In the event of a lost or stolen card, you can be sure your card balance stays protected. Card Protect is not marketing spam – it is only used to communicate important information regarding your card and is part of Citi's commitment to deliver the highest quality of service.

What are the benefits of Card Protect?

Card Protect is a free service that ensures that you receive critical information regarding your prepaid card when it matters most. With Card Protect you can be sure that your full card balance is always protected so you never have to worry about a lost or stolen card again. Plus, you'll always know your balance so your purchases are never declined.

Is there a fee for Card Protect?

No. Card Protect is a free service offered by Citi. However, depending on your mobile plan, standard message and data rates may apply.

How do I turn on Card Protect?

Your card comes protected with Card Protect. By calling to activate your card, you are turning on Card Protect. You may activate your card without turning on Card Protect by following the appropriate prompts when calling the 1-877 activation line.

What happens when I turn on Card Protect?

By activating Card Protect, you are turning on an extra level of protection on your Comcast Citi prepaid card. In the event that Citi needs to notify you if fraud is detected on your card or if there are important service updates, you will be notified via text message.

Can I turn off Card Protect?

Yes. If you do not wish to receive free card protection with Card Protect, you can opt out at any time by replying "stop" to 88123. You may activate your card without turning on Card Protect by following the appropriate prompts during activation.

How many mobile alerts will I receive?

Card Protect is a transaction-based protection service tied to card activity and varies by cardholder. The average cardholder receives no more than 3 service alerts during the life of the card. Citi will not send any messages unless there is a balance on the card.

Card Protect Easy Reference Guide

Activate Card Protect:

Call toll-free (877) 456-0494 from your mobile phone.


Card Protect service prompts:

Help: Text HELP to 88123

Stop: Text STOP to 88123

Lost or Stolen: In the event your card is lost or stolen, your funds will stay protected with Visa's® Zero Liability fraud protection. Please notify Citi immediately at (877) 732-2694 if this occurs.


Card Protect Terms & Conditions

Citi Customer Service Center

For other questions regarding your card:

Phone: (877) 732-2694

Email: help@citiprepaid.com

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