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InternetSecure Protects ALL Merchants
with Verified by Visa

No Software Plugins Required!
June, 2002 - InternetSecure is the FIRST payment processor in Canada to provide the protection of the new Verified by Visa program to thousands of businesses.

Verified by Visa addresses the top 2 e-commerce issues:

Increased Customer Confidence
The number one reason that shoppers do not make purchases online is because they have concerns about security.

Significantly Reduce Financial Risk for e-commerce Businesses
The biggest frustration for Internet businesses is the risk of chargebacks if a shopper claims that they did not authorize an Internet purchase with their credit card.

What is Verified by Visa?
It is a simple process that verifies the cardholder's identity by use of a password, and takes only seconds to use. Your customers can feel comfortable using their credit card to purchase from your site. And more importantly for you the merchant, if a customer were to dispute a charge by saying "it wasn't me who made the purchase" - the transaction will NOT be charged back to your business! What is a chargeback?

VbV has been used in the United States by cardholders for over a year and millions of Americans are enrolled in the program. In addition, banks around the world, including Canadian banks are racing to promote this to their cardholders.

"Since 56% of all transactions processed by InternetSecure for our merchants come from US cardholders, businesses using our payment services will experience the benefits of Verified by Visa immediately!", said Rick Nugent, Chairman and CEO of InternetSecure. "In addition, more and more Canadian Visa issuers are offering Verified by Visa to their cardholders."

Watch for similar initiatives by other credit card associations, including MasterCard SecureCode...coming soon!

For more information on Verified by Visa, please click here.

Our VbV Service is Unique!
Merchants using InternetSecure's Services experience the benefits of the Verified by Visa Program.

VbV is included in the setup process at no additional charge.

There is NO software to purchase, install and maintain.

Businesses can clearly see when there is a "Liability Shift" on a Visa transaction that protects them from chargebacks.

InternetSecure's service allows companies to focus on their core business, while we concentrate on the payment industry requirements, advances, and new initiatives.

What is a Chargeback?

Non-face-to-face Business Risk

A chargeback occurs when a customer contacts the financial institution that issued their credit card to dispute a charge to that card. "It wasn't me, I didn't make a purchase from this business."

The bank then issues a "chargeback" (sometimes in the form of a "clear copy request") which means that the funds for the sale are deducted from the merchant's bank account. The business has the opportunity to defend the charge by providing proof of purchase, but until recently this was very difficult for businesses doing non-face-to-face transactions.

InternetSecure's fraud detection and risk management features, including Verified by Visa for all merchants, minimizes the risk of chargebacks for businesses conducting non-face-to-face transactions.

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