I spend ££££52 gazillion per year on web - Never really had problem
Of late Debit/Credit cards having been trying to persuade me to sign up for
some extra online security feature that will basically shorten my life by
one hour everytime i buy something
So far there has been a box saying "not at this time" - which i click,
finish my purchase and carry on with my otherwise pedestrian life
Just tried to buy game from Tesco, and after spending 3 weeks creating new
account and entering all my card details, etc, yaaaaaaaaaawn! i tried to
checkout and was greeted with:
"Authentication Required For Purchase"
"Your card can be registered now for Verified by Visa - a new, free security
service to help prevent unauthorised use of this card when shopping online.
It is required for this purchase, which cannot be made without it."
"Complete the form below [...and die of boredom]"
Although the operative word is still in use here "card ****CAN***
It wont let me complete the purchase without completing the form - so in
fact they mean "card ****MUST*** be registered"
Slip of the tongue maybe - hope someone slips a mallet into the head of the
poster of this big brother message
Question: Is online verification now compulsory or still supposedly
P.S. Oh yeah - cancelled the purchase and bought game from play.com instead
- posted 10 years ago