Payment authentication or 3D secure are fraud prevention initiatives launched by card issuers. Verified by Visa (VbV) and MasterCard Secure Code (MSC) work in the same way. The authentication works by using passwords which are set up by you to protect you when you shop online.
How do I activate my card?
Many customers register their payment authentication with their card issuer. However, if you have not registered your card, you can register during the transaction. You should enter your card details and set a password in the secure window. Once you have registered your card, when you shop online in the future you will only have to enter your password.
Who do I contact for further information?
Customers should have received information about the payment authentication process from their card issuers. If you require more detailed information or encounter a problem with the authentication process, please contact your card issuer directly. Unfortunately we have no control over the payment authentication process so we will be unable to assist with any authentication enquires.