The 3D Secure protocol MasterCard Secure Code, Maestro Secure Code and Verified by Visa was developed by MasterCard and Visa to increase the security of online transactions.
The customer has to identify him- or herself by means of an additional personal password, which ensures that the person making the payment is actually the lawful cardholder.
Cardholders can no longer return the payment with the argument that they weren't the person who had carried out the transaction.
In addition, so-called charge backs due to fraud also have to be borne by the card issuer (if the card of the cardholder is not able to have the 3D Secure protocol)
Please note that the credit card organisations have excluded certain products from this reversal of liability:
- Commercial cards (company credit cards) worldwide (MasterCard/Visa)
- Prepaid cards (Visa)