Police Credit Online Security
Verified by Visa – Safer, more secure online shopping.
Now you can enjoy the freedom of shopping online with the extra protection of Verified by Visa.What is Verified by Visa?
Verified by Visa (VbV) is a free service designed to provide extra protection when you shop online at participating Verified by Visa merchants with your Police Credit Visa card.What will it mean for you?
Each time you make an online purchase, the Verified by Visa program assesses the risk level of the transaction. Where there is certain activity that may seem out of the ordinary such as high dollar value on a purchase, or a retailer you’ve never bought with before, you will be asked to confirm some simple personal details. Such details include your name as per card, date of birth, postcode as advised to Police Credit and member number to ensure your card is not been used fraudulently.
Unless Verified by Visa detects a certain degree of risk with your transaction, you won’t even notice the programme working behind the scenes to protect you. Best of all, you won’t be interrupted on your way to the ‘checkout’.
The Verified by Visa service is free, so you now can start transacting safely, securely and confidently.
If you have any further questions about Verified by Visa, please read the VbV FAQs.
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Exclusive AVG Internet Security Offer
It's important to protect valuable information that is housed on your computer such as passwords, bank account details, photos, email and much more.
With AVG’s Internet Security 2013, you will have premium protection allowing you to browse online securely without compromising on your PC’s performance.
Free Trial Offer
Now PC members can trial AVG Internet Security 2013 absolutely free for 90 days. This is a special offer and if you are satisfied by the protection and performance, you can purchase at our special price saving you up to 15%.
Police Credit acts as a referrer for AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd ACN126 291 389 (AVG). All customer enquiries and service issues should be directed to AVG on 1300 284 000.
Staying safe online
While security software is important in protecting your computer from unwanted intrusion, remember that prevention is always the best option.
Your computer should be updated with all the latest software patches so that you stay protected. Most modern operating systems check for updates automatically. Turn on automatic updates to ensure that your computer is notified of new patches as soon as they become available.
The following actions will help you to protect your passwords:
1. Change your passwords periodically.
2. Keep your passwords secret – don’t share them with anyone.
3. Choose secure passwords – never choose information that can easily be guessed, such as name of spouse, pet names, football teams, etc.
4. Don’t use one password for all websites – disclosure of your password from one site may allow access to other sites.
5. Never give your usernames or passwords in response to an unsolicited request. Service providers will never ask you to re-submit your username or password.
The following links provide more information on managing passwords and how to select strong passwords:
Strong Passwords and Password Security
Internet cafe and kiosks
Be careful when entering personal information on computers in public places such as internet cafes, as there is increased risk of having your information captured. If possible, don’t use these computers to conduct online banking or other activities that require your important information. If you do, make sure always to delete the history cache.
Social networking websites
Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace store large amounts of personal information that could be used to conduct identity fraud. For example, information such as your date of birth can be used to verify your identity over the phone. Think about the consequences of posting information on these sites.
Attachments from known and unknown senders can contain programs that may harm your computer. Do not open attachments unless you expect them. Unsolicited emails often include links that can be used to confirm your email address. Don’t click on these links, as they may contain malicious content that can harm your computer. Emails may also contain embedded images that can be used to confirm your email address. Most email clients such as Outlook no longer display these images automatically but you can choose to display them. Never enable these images to be viewed unless you know that the email is from a reliable source.
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