Credit Cards with online merchants

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Credit Cards with online merchants

Postby charged » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:07 pm

I don't buy from shady websites, but let's say an online merchant isn't honest.

Does the online merchant see a person's credit card number, security code, and other private information, or is this encrypted somehow so that the merchant gets his money but can't potentially steal the person's number.

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Re: Credit Cards with online merchants

Postby takeshi » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:48 am

Merchants aren't all set up the same way. If you're submitting the info to a merchant site then assume that the merchant can see it. However, if you want to address fraud then you need to actively monitor all open accounts. Shady merchants are not the only source of fraud. Avoiding them helps but it will not prevent all fraud.

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