Dstv recently enabled 3D secure payments on its online platform. The technology prevents fraudulent activities. This means no one can use your card to pay for services without your consent.
How does 3D Secure work?
You must register your card with your bank to enable 3D secure. Each time you make a payment on a 3D secure enabled site you will have to input an OTP (one-time-password), which is a pin sent to your registered phone number.
Does it affect Ecocash Users?
I have tried making a payment to DSTV and I did not face any challenge at all. The system is working perfectly as before. I believe authentication is automatic. You do not require OTP with Ecocash’s virtual debit card.
Which other sites use 3D Secure
So far, sites which are 3D Secure in Zimbabwe are Air Zimbabwe and DSTV Zimbabwe. Let me know in the comments if there are any other 3D secure sites you know. To avoid inconvenience when accessing services on such platforms in the future, make sure you register your card to be 3D Secure. Steward bank offers free registration for 3D Secure