Paddy Power has implemented this new system for our customers to reduce the risk of a customer's card being used fraudulently. From now on, when making a credit or debit card deposit on Paddy Power, you may be asked to enter your 3D Secure password before your card can be used to make a purchase online.
This system will be implemented by all websites in the near future, and you may be familiar with it already.
How do I get my password?
If you have not set up your password, the next time you attempt to deposit to Paddy Power using your credit or debit card, you will be prompted to register for Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode.
You will be asked to input your card details and some other personal information to prove your identity. This varies by bank, but may include information such as your date of birth, your mother's maiden name or your credit limit.
Although you are inputting this information via the Paddy Power website, you are communicating directly with your bank through a secure link. So Paddy Power will not see this information.
You will also be asked to create a password. This password must include alphabetic characters and numbers. Once you have created the password you will be able to use this password for all future deposits, much like you use your PIN to make withdrawals at ATMs or make purchases in shops. It is therefore important that you remember this password. If you forget it, your bank can assist in changing it.
Does this apply to all cards?
Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode is being rolled out across all Visa, Mastercard and Maestro cards in the coming months. It depends on your bank when this will occur. If your bank has not yet implemented it, you will not be required to go through this process and can continue to deposit as normal. Once your bank enables Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode, you will be required to register your password. You can contact your bank for further details on when they plan to implement it.
Demonstrations of what is involved in the process can also be seen or at the and websites
Please note this only applies to deposits made online and does not apply to deposits made over the phone.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Paddy Power Customer Support or your bank.