Have you just renewed your credit card or opened a new credit card account? If so, then expect Credit One Bank to send you a new credit card. As soon as you receive the new card in the mail, you need to activate it. It is one way of telling Credit One Bank that you actually received and are in possession of the card. You will also be able to prevent the card from falling into the wrong hands, which could lead to you being defrauded.
It is important that you activate a Credit One Bank card within the first 14 days after receiving the card. If you do not do it, you may not be able to use the card to pay bills and make purchases.
If you fail to activate your Credit One Bank card within the first 14 days, your credit card account may be automatically closed.
How to Activate a Credit One Bank Card?
A Credit One Bank card is not like any other you may have owned. Credit One Bank advises that you only activate your card by calling the toll free number: 1-877-825-3242. The reason for that is the high likelihood of your privacy being compromised when you do the activation online. To reiterate, the activation must be done online.
The number to call to activate your Credit One Bank card will be provided to you on a sticker attached to the card. If not, it will be printed in some of the paperwork with which the card came.
Since Credit One Bank restricts card activation to be done only through the phone, you shouldn’t call from just any telephone number. Use only the telephone number you provided when you were applying for the card.
Attempting to activate the credit card using a different telephone number may take you longer since you will need to provide additional information. How else will Credit One Bank know you are the one without verifying your identity? Only when they are sure who you are will they activate your card.
During the telephone call, you may either talk to a sales representative or a pre-programmed machine. Either way, there is some information you will have to provide. That includes your date of birth, social security number, CVV number, and credit card number. If you are talking a machine on the opposite side, enter this information using your phone’s keypad.
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Credit One Bank Credit Card Customer Login
If you have an existing online account, simply login using your username and password. However, if you don’t have an online account on the company’s website, you have to create one.
First things first, head over to www.creditonebank.com and on the homepage, click “Set Up Online Account Access.” Here you will be presented with a form where you will fill in the required details. Some of the details to fill in include:
- Your full names
- Credit Card Number
- Social Security Number
- Signature Panel Code
Once you fill all the details, click “continue”. As soon activate your online access account, now head over to the login section and enter your username and password. It’s that easy.