To combat fraud, Visa wants to track your smartphone

New Pittsburgh Courier

In this Feb. 25, 2008 file photo, a cardholder poses with his Visa credit card, in Springfield, Ill. In an effort to combat credit card fraud, the payment processor Visa on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 said it will be rolling out a product next month that will track credit card users on their smart phones. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)In this Feb. 25, 2008 file photo, a cardholder poses with his Visa credit card, in Springfield, Ill. In an effort to combat credit card fraud, the payment processor Visa on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 said it will be rolling out a product next month that will track credit card users on their smart phones. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end.

The payment processing company Visa will roll out a new feature this spring that will allow its cardholders to inform their banks where they are automatically, using the location function found in nearly every smartphone.

Having your bank and Visa know where you are at all times may sound a…

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