How to monitor credit cards using Surfshark Alert

In this article, you will learn how to monitor your credit cards using Surfshark Alert.

To use Surfshark Alert, you will need an active Surfshark One or Surfshark One+ subscription. Don’t have one yet? Get it on Surfshark pricing page.


In this article, you will learn:

  1. How to scan your first card
  2. How to add new cards to the dashboard
  3. What to do if your card is breached


How to scan your first card?


  1. Log into your account on the Surfshark login page.

  2. Open the drop-down menu in the Alert section. Then, proceed to the Scan credit cards tab.

  3. Enter the number of the card you'd like to scan.

    NOTE: Surfshark doesn't hold your credit card details. The data is wiped out immediately after the scan is complete unless you choose to keep this card for continuous monitoring. We guarantee you that your provided details will only be used to perform the required database scan. Also, providing the card number to anyone does not put you at risk if you do not share other important details, such as the card's CVV code, name, surname, or expiry date.

  4. Make sure the card number is correct, and click Scan.

  5. If your card isn't at risk, you will see a message that no breaches were found. If you'd like to save this card for continuous monitoring, select Add to dashboard.


How to add new cards to the dashboard


  1. If you have other cards you'd like to scan, you can add them as well. Click on the plus sign above your first monitored card.

  2. Repeat the same process – enter the new card number and click Scan.

  3. From now on, Surfshark will continuously monitor your added cards. If the Surfshark scan detects that your card number appears in a breached card database, you will get an alert immediately.


What to do if your card is breached?


If you get an alert that one of your cards has been breached, first, find out which card it was – you will find that information in your Alert dashboard. Once you know which card is exposed, we highly recommend contacting the card issuer (usually your bank) for further assistance.

You will see the breach source, date, and what information might have been exposed in your Alert dashboard.

Once you've taken care of it, click the Archive button, and all breaches will move to the archive, which you can access later if needed. 

The image below shows how the dashboard looks like once you archive the previous breaches.



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