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For certain higher value orders and instant e-mail products, we operate the 3D secure system for card verification.
3D Secure stands for Three Domain Secure – the payment industry's internet authentication standard which has been developed by the major card schemes. Visa has called their version of the scheme 'Verified by Visa' and MasterCard have called their equivalent initiative 'MasterCard SecureCode'. These are both collectively referred to as 3D Secure.
3D Secure authentication requires the cardholder to register their card to take advantage of this service. This is a one time process which takes place on the card issuer's website and involves the cardholder answering several security questions to which only the card issuer and cardholder will know the answer. The cardholder selects a password and agrees on a secret phrase, which will be used by the card issuer during each online transaction.
If you have already registered for 3D Secure, you will simply be taken to the card issuers own screen to enter certain characters from your password and then returned to the normal checkout process. If you have not yet registered, you will be invited to do so and once again, this will be done through the card issuers secure screen and, once completed, you will be automatically returned to the Game Connection checkout process.
Please be aware that if 3D secure is required for the particular transaction, you will not be able to place the order without completing this process.