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3-D Secure was developed by Visa® and Mastercard® to guard you against unauthorised use of your card while shopping online with participating merchants. It works on the same principle as chip and pin and once enrolled you'll have the added confidence knowing that MasterCard SecureCode® or Verified by Visa® performs an extra authentication step to protect your account from unauthorised users online.
How Does It Work?
If your card issuer is part of the scheme, you will be asked to enroll once you get to the checkout stage on our website. You will be passed over to a page on your card issuer's website by a secure link to create a password. This communication is secure and is between you and your card issuer, your information is never shared with the merchant. Once you have enrolled and chosen your personal secure code with your card issuer you will never have to register your card again.Instead, every time you shop online with a participating online merchant the MasterCard SecureCode® or Verified by Visa® window will automatically open and ask for your secure code just like you would be asked to input your pin number in a store. Once you have entered your SecureCode your identity is confirmed with your card issuer and your purchase is completed. Since the introduction of 3D Secure card fraud has dropped considerably so register now to safeguard your card and give you peace of mind when ordering online.