Verified by Visa is a new service that will let you use a personal password with your BOBCards Visa card, giving you added assurance that only you can use your BOBCards Visa card to make purchases over the Internet. The process is simple to use and secure: To use the facility, you would:
How does Verified by Visa work?
Verified by Visa provides you with a password to protect your online transactions, just like you use your PIN at an ATM. Here are the steps:
Can I register with my existing BOBCards Visa card or do I need to apply for a new one?
You can register with any of your BOBCards Visa card for this service.
Can I register with more than one BOBCards Visa card?
Yes, you can register one or all of your BOBCards Visa Credit Cards.
How do I register my BOBCards Visa card?
You need to register for the service through the BOBCards Website.
Can I register my non-Visa payment cards with Verfied by Visa?
Currently, Verified by Visa is only offered to on Visa card.
After I register, how long does it take for Verified by Visa to become active on my card?
The registration process is completely online and instantly completed. Your registration successful message is displayed at the end of the registration process and you can start using the facility to shop securely on the Internet straightaway.
Do I need any special equipment or software on my computer?
All you need is an Internet connection and Internet explorer 5.0 and above. To find out of your browser is compatible, go to the "Help" menu in the upper right of your browser and select the "About" option. It should tell you what version is installed on your computer.
What is a Personal Message?
When you register for Verified by Visa, you may be asked to create a Personal Message. When you pay online, always look for this Personal Message to ensure that BOBCards is authenticating you.
How will the online store know that I have Verified by Visa?
Participating online stores will automatically recognize your BOBCards Visa card number if you have registered it for Verified by Visa.
What if I forget my password?
If you forget your password, you may reset your password (create a new password) after entering your credit card number, CVV2, Date of Birth and card expiry date.
If I suspect someone has stolen my password or used it to make fraudulent purchases, what should I do?
Contact BOBCards immediately by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1800225110.
Can I get the benefit of Verified by Visa security at online stores that are not participating in the service?
No. BOBCards Secure Internet Payment is available at only Verified by Visa websites.
What happens if I shop at a Verified by Visa merchant website while I'm not registered for this feature?
You will be prompted for online registration for Verified by Visa by BOBCards. You would need to authenticate yourself with your BOBCards credit card number, CVV2, Date of Birth and card expiry details. You can choose your password to be used for Verified by Visa.
Thereafter, you can continue shopping on the merchant website. If you decide not to register immediately and transact through your normal credit card number, then your transaction will not get authorised and you would not be able to complete the transaction on such websites.