3D Secure: Secure Online Purchasing

Do you sometimes hesitate to make an online purchase with your bank card? Your cell phone is now an essential tool for securing your payments.

Barclays has implemented the 3D Secure scheme to verify the payments being made by its customers over the Internet. This entirely free system makes it possible to verify that the bank card is indeed being used by its legitimate owner.

You will be able to use this service when you make a purchase on the website of an online vendor belonging to this scheme. In this case, the vendor's website will be identified thanks to a "Verified by VISA" or a "MasterCard SecureCode" logo.

For each online transaction, you will then be asked to enter your bank card number, its expiry date, and the visual cryptogram (i.e. the last three numbers found on the back of your card). Then, in a new window, you have to enter the unique code you received by SMS on your cell phone at the time of the transaction. A new SMS code will be sent to you for each transaction.

You have to enter this code in order to complete your payment.

See the demonstration
 

This compulsory authentication system has been in effect since 1st July 2010. If you do not enter the security code, the transaction will be cancelled.

As a Barclays customer, would like to benefit from this secure online payment system? Let us know the number of the cell phone on which you would like to receive the security code by SMS for each payment by returning the reply coupon downloadable here .

Demonstration

You have just settled a purchase with your debit card from an online partner vendor. At the time of validation, you are redirected to the 3D-Secure Website.


 

You have to enter the last four numbers of the cell phone number registered with Barclays.


 

A code is sent to you by SMS. Enter this code in the field provided for the purpose.


 

Your transaction is confirmed