Secure online shopping at Argos.co.uk
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Secure online shopping

Secure online shopping at Argos
Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode
Security of your personal details
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VerisignSecure online shopping at Argos

  • A padlock will be visible in the bottom right of your web browser, this means you are in secure mode – this should always be when entering personal or payment details.
  • Being in secure mode means all your details are encrypted for increased security (256 bit)
  • We use advanced encryption so that your card details cannot be seen
  • We use the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for all orders placed – this prevents you from inadvertently revealing any personal information
  • We use your card details to process your orders and we will ask for them for every order placed
  • The three digit card signature code will be required to place an order – this ensures that your card cannot be misused
Recommendation - Always close down your internet browser when you have finished shopping
...especially if you use a shared PC. This will delete temporary Internet cookies from any sites that you may have visited and ensure other users do not see your personal details.

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Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode.Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode

What is it?

Argos.co.uk participates in Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode for added online payment security. These services are offered by Visa and MasterCard, in association with the bank that has issued your credit / debit card. It is aimed at protecting your details when shopping online by ensuring your card is not being used by someone else and is becoming a standard across all shopping websites.

What will I see?

If your card qualifies and you haven’t yet registered, simply follow the onscreen instructions. This process will create an online code (different to your card PIN – an online PIN equivalent) for use on Argos.co.uk and other participating websites.

This is a completely secure process. The information you provide is completely private, will only be visible to you and your card issuer, and would never be shared with other parties.

If you're unsure about this new service, you may be able to complete your order without registering but your card issuer will eventually require you to register to continue shopping online.

Having Difficulty?

If you would like to learn more about these services or have any difficulty with the process, please contact your card issuer who should be able to assist you. Alternatively, you can always place your order or call our customer service team on 0345 640 2020.

Applicable card types: VISA, DELTA, MasterCard, Electron

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Suspicious emails

Argos may send you emails from time to time but we would never send an email asking for your security information or log on details, or direct you to a web page that asks for this information.

If you receive an email that appears to be from Argos that you suspect is fraudulent, do not click on any links contained within the email or provide any credit card or log on details. Please forward a copy to emailscams@argos.co.uk

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Additional security steps

You can configure your web browser to tell you when your details are being sent and to warn if they are not being sent in a secure way, to activate this:

Internet Explorer - select OPTIONS on the VIEW menu and then click the SECURITY tab, ensure that all the warning boxes have been ticked

Firefox - select TOOLS then OPTIONS on the tools menu and then click the SECURITY tab, go into settings of the warning messages section - ensure that all the warning boxes have been ticked.

Online security is constantly evolving so, if you are using older versions of Internet Explorer (version 5 or older), we recommend you update your browser to a later version of IE in order to take full advantage of the improved security features.

You may download the latest browser version of Internet Explorer from:
www.microsoft.com (this link will open in a new window)
(Argos.co.uk is not responsible for the content of external websites)

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If you have any further concerns about security, please Email customer services or call our customer service team on 0345 640 2020.