Please note we advise customers to use Cardholder authentication. This is where the shopper enters a password to confirm their identity directly with their card issuer. It is provided by Verified by Visa (VbV) and MasterCard SecureCode (MCSC) for MasterCard and Maestro. This is especially important if ordering from overseas or asking for the goods to be delivered to an address other than the card address. This protects you should anyone steal your card or your card details.
If you want to learn more about Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode (MCSC) for MasterCard and Maestro please visit the websites listed below.
Verified by Visa - Europe (http://www.visaeurope.com/merchant/handlingvisapayments/cardnotpresent/verifiedbyvisa.jsp)
Verified by Visa - USA (http://www.usa.visa.com/business/accepting_visa/ops_risk_management/vbv.html)
Visa Asia Pacific - Please select your country from the list box that will be displayed, then select the Merchants tab, then the Products and Technology option, and then select the Verified by Visa option (http://www.visa-asia.com/ap/index.shtml)
MasterCard SecureCode (http://www.mastercard.com/securecode/securecode_main.html)
Maestro SecureCode UK (http://www.maestrocard.com/uk/security/securecode.html)