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Current VISA Card Blocks:

WECU® occasionally blocks transactions in specific purchase areas or through certain merchants to prevent widespread fraud or counterfeit card activity. The following blocks are currently in place:

  • In person purchases in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee, Vietnam and Mexico.
  • PIN purchases over $40 at Walmart locations outside of Washington
  • Card present SQ transactions (devices that merchants attach to a phone or tablet) billing out of Canada

If you have travel plans in the near future please make sure to notify WECU® so that we can assure your cards remain open should you visit any of the affected areas.

Blocked Countries

The following countries are currently blocked due to US foreign policy sanctions through Visa Inc. for U.S. Member-related transactions:

  • Iran
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Myanmar (Burma)

WECU's Card Services Department is unable to unblock these countries for member transactions.