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What is 3-D SECURE ?

We are working together with Visa and MasterCard to provide you with the latest in online security, giving you peace of mind when using your credit or debit card with us and you must now be 3-D Secure compliant (Also known as Verified by Visa or Mastercard Securecode).  3-D Secure works like Chip and PIN, except you choose a password instead of a 4-digit number. You can choose your password when you register for the service at the Checkout where you will be re-directed to your Card provider's secure website and registering takes less than a minute - it will work for all other online retailers in the future.

3-D Secure should not be confused with the Card Security Code which is a short numeric code that is printed on the rear of the card, which is still required for authorisation.  

To find out more about 3-D:

Click here to visit the Verified by Visa website

Click here to visit the Mastercard SecureCode website

Explanation from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :-

 3-D Secure is an XML based protocol designed to be an added layer of security for online credit and debit card transactions. It was developed by Visa with the intention of improving the security of Internet payments and offered to customers as the Verified by Visa service. Services based on the protocol have also been adopted by Mastercard under the name MasterCard SecureCode, 3-D Secure adds an authentication step for online payments.

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