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Sites providing Payment Verification services should be reachable without credit

By: harrrrrry | 12-02-2018 10:29

When activating, topping up or buying a goodybag from a sim without credit, the payment will fail if the bank requires the payment to be authorised a verification service such as Verified by Visa.

Sims without credit can visit giffgaff.com to set up the transaction, but if the cardholder's bank requires the payment to be authorised by a third party site, the payment will fail.

Currently, giffgaff allows sims without credit to reach paypal.com but bank verification services such as Verified by Visa are not presently reachable without credit.

For example, Visa uses subdomains of arcot.com to verify affected payments. Subdomains include secure, secure2 and secure4 but there may be others.

To ensure such payments do not fail, it is suggested that giffgaff should ask Visa, Mastercard and any other service providers for a list of their validation domains and make them accessible from sims without credit, in the same way that it has done for paypal.


by: bing5582
on: 13-06-2019 19:42


by: iqbal92307
on: 04-06-2019 16:45

great idea

by: claire1uk
on: 29-05-2019 21:38

Supported. Good luck. :)

by: peterg92
on: 22-11-2018 20:24

Great idea

by: nickyheywood
on: 29-10-2018 21:48

great idea x

by: peterg92
on: 29-11-2018 21:07


by: tracy71
on: 24-10-2018 22:28

great idea

by: peterg92
on: 26-02-2019 21:15


by: tracy71
on: 13-03-2019 23:53

Would love to see this considered

by: emmalouisep93
on: 17-10-2018 18:37

Good idea

by: peterg92
on: 30-01-2019 11:21

Telling me about it

by: bethanykelly
on: 18-07-2018 12:42


by: peterg92
on: 26-02-2019 21:18


by: adamtheant
on: 10-07-2018 23:43

supported :)

by: peterg92
on: 10-06-2018 15:54