Shopping online is a marvellous invention. Unfortunately, thieves think so too. Internet fraud - whereby criminals intercept customers' online transactions to obtain their credit card or bank details – is a serious concern.
So we've taken steps to put your mind at rest.
Barclaycard Secure uses the latest technology from "Verified by Visa" and "MasterCard SecureCode" to protect your card against unauthorised use when you shop online at participating retailers.
You're probably already familiar with Chip and PIN, as a payment method whereby instead of signing a receipt, you tap a secret four-digit number into a keypad. Great idea, isn't it? We like it so much that we've adapted it for online shopping:
This service is completely free and you can register online now. Just follow the links below to register, log in or find details on participating stores:VISA card holders MasterCard holders
If you haven’t already registered you will be asked to register while making an online purchase with a participating store.
This is usually completely safe. However, it's a good idea to check that they are a member of the "Verified by Visa" or "MasterCard SecureCode" schemes before you go ahead, by clicking on the appropriate Visa or Mastercard link above and then clicking "Participating Stores".
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