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Payment Authentication

What is payment authentication?

Verified by Visa (VbV) and MasterCard, Secure code (MSC), (often referred to as 3-D Secure or Payment Authentication), is the latest fraud prevention initiative launched by the card schemes as a more secure method for authenticating the cardholder at the time of the transaction. Both schemes work in the same way by using personal passwords, set by you the cardholder, to add an extra layer of protection when you shop online.

The instructions that you see on the pages within our site are coming direct from your card issuing bank (eg. Halifax, Barclays, Sainsbury's) and any information that you submit on these authentication screens is securely passed to your card issuing bank, no information will be captured, stored or viewed on any system and this page is not operated by Illamasqua Ltd. If you are experiencing difficulties or have questions regarding this please contact your bank directly. We do not have the facilities to take orders or payments over the phone.