Other online shopping

If you shop at an online store that does not use the Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode authentication service, check that the connection is appropriately encrypted before submitting your card details online.

  • Check that there is an icon of an unbroken key or locked lock at the bottom of your browser window and that in the address bar the URL begins with https:// instead of http://. This means that the connection is encrypted and that you can securely enter your card details at the online store.
  • Also make sure that your computer’s operating system is updated to the latest version and that you have the latest version of your browser too.
  • Only shop in online stores you know, or in ones that have a good reputation and are reliable. 
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