Use 3D secure to shop securely at participating merchants
Online shopping is always a pleasure, but also risky. That’s why MasterCard has developed 3D Secure technology to protect you whilst you shop.
Endorsed by MasterCard and supported by Virgin Money, 3D Secure protects you (the cardholder) and the merchant by verifying your personal details during an online purchase, prior to the transaction being processed.
How it works
Merchants are required to participate in the 3D Secure environment by using a software module called Merchant Plug-in (MPI). This software authenticates your personal details by means of a personal password and/or identity information during the online purchase process. This is entered on a secure and confidential screen, thus ensuring your safety against unauthorised use of card information.
3D Secure protects your card by using your personal password as authentication.
Provides an additional level of protection when shopping online.
Works from any PC. No additional software installation is required, providing the PC has an internet connection.
Once activated, it ensures that nobody else can use your card at a participating retailers in an online shopping environment.
Should you require further information, please contact 3D Secure on 012 317 3344