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*** be registered"
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 optional?????????
P.S. Oh yeah - cancelled the purchase and bought game from play.com instead