Security Information

The ControlTM Prepaid Mastercard considers the security of your account information a priority.

What do I do if I think I am a victim of fraud?

Call us immediately, if you think you or your Control Prepaid Mastercard account may have been subject to fraudulent activity.

By phone:

Toll-free: 1-866-753-6324
Monday through Friday: 8AM-10PM Central Time
Saturday & Sunday: 8AM-8PM Central Time
Closed on federal holidays.

By email:

Call us by telephone if you think your Control Card Account may be or has been compromised. If you prefer to contact us electronically, please e-mail us your information using the 'Secure Inbox' within your Control Card Online Account Center. We will respond to your request within 48 hours.

By mail:

Control Prepaid Mastercard
c/o Netspend Corporation
PO Box 2136
Austin, TX 78768-2135

What do I do if I receive a suspicious email asking for my personal or account information?

If you think you've received a fraudulent e-mail related to your Control Prepaid Mastercard, please forward it to and we will investigate it for you. You'll receive an automated response to let you know we received your e-mail.

How secure is

Information you provide via electronic forms on is secure and encrypted in most instances. We advise you to always check that your web session is secure. Look for the small lock symbol that usually appears in the lower corner of your web browser window. Current versions of most web browsers use this symbol to indicate when a web page is encrypted for transmission. Or, look for the letters "https://" at the beginning of the website URL in your web browser. The 's' in 'https' means the web connection is secure.

How secure is Online Banking and the Account Center?

We are serious about keeping your personal information safe. For security reasons, you may access your card account information from our website only if you have enrolled for Control card Online Banking access. Control card Online Banking uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt your personal information, such as user IDs, passwords, and card account information, when transmitted over the internet. Any information we provide is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches your browser. Enroll in Control card Online Banking. If you have not enrolled but wish to know your Control card account information, you can call Customer Service at 1-866-753-6324 during business hours.

How does my e-mail stay secure?

E-mail sent within the Control Card Online Account Center is secure when you use the 'Secure Inbox'. However, e-mail you send to us through other means may not be secure - unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your transmitting the message. Therefore, DO NOT send confidential information, such as Social Security or card account numbers to us via unsecured e-mail. Such communications should be sent to us via the 'Secure Inbox,' or you may call Customer Service at 1-866-753-6324 during business hours.

Are links on safe?

We are not responsible for the information provided by, or the security of sites linked to or from our website. In most cases, links to non-Control card websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of the Control card website. Third party websites may have different privacy policies and/or security standards governing their sites.

How can I protect myself from fraud?

Fraud Protection begins with knowing your personal and account information is safe. Control your Information.

  • Don't share your card account number or Personal Identification Number (PIN) with anyone. Don't write your PIN anywhere on your card, on any of the other materials that came with your card, or on print-outs of your card activity summaries. Always guard your card account number and PIN!
  • If you use Control card Online Banking, don't share your username and password with anyone. Try to avoid writing it down and storing it somewhere where it can be easily lost. For more protection, change your password every 90 days and never use the same password for all of your online accounts.

What tools are available to help protect me from fraud?

The following features keep you informed of your Control Card Account activity. By accessing them, you will know if your card is being used without your authorization.

  • Sign up for Anytime AlertsTM. This text message service is a great way to keep up with transactions initiated from your Control card account.
  • Check your Control Card Online Account Center page on a regular basis, even if you are not using your card on a regular basis.

What do I do if I see something unusual on my account?

If you think something unusual is going on with your Control Card Account or if you receive a communication (email/phone call/text) that doesn't seem right, call the Customer Service number on the back of your Control card (1-866-753-6324).

What can I do to protect my personal and account information from Phishing and Social Media Scams?

We utilize the same security features available to all Netspend cardholders. For this reason, you can access additional information on how to protect yourself and your personal information by visiting

  • Use the following link for more information about Phishing and how to protect yourself from these scams: What is Phishing?
  • Use the following link for more information about keeping you and your personal information safe while using social media: Netspend Security Center

The Control Prepaid Mastercard is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by Mastercard International Incorporated. Netspend, a TSYS® Company, is a registered agent of MetaBank. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to activation, ID verification, and funds availability. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.

Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

Card may be used everywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted.

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