As we at Aria PC want you to feel safe while shopping with us, we have invested heavily in cutting edge payment security technology. Information on this technology is provided below.
Address Verification Scheme (AVS)
The Address Verification was introduced by banks in 2001 as a way of providing additional security for purchases where the Card Holder was not present - e.g. Mail order or buying goods off the internet.
We have added this feature to our payments system for two very good reasons.
- Firstly, as mentioned before it makes an online purchase more secure, since its unlikely that the fraudster would get access to both your card and Billing address.
- Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, because of the number of requests we've had! It enables us to deliver your orders to an address other than your registered billing address!
Card Verification Number Scheme (CV2)
The Card Verification Number Scheme (CV2 or CVS) was also introduced in 2001 as a further layer of security to purchases where the Card Holder was not present. Basically the CVS/CV2 number is the 3/4 digit number located on the back of your credit/debit card signature strip.
As you can see in the image to the right, the CVS/CV2 number is the 3/4 digit number inside the red circle. You will always have to enter this number for an online purchase, even if you have saved your card details on our server. (The CVS/CV2 number is never saved, only checked with your bank at the time of purchase.)
Yes it’s true! In case you didn't catch it in the previous paragraphs, it is now possible to have your order delivered to an address other than your card billing address! So now you can order those bits you wanted and have them safely delivered to your work or university - wherever makes you happy!