Keeping your credit details secure.
I recently bought some supplememnts (Amino acids) from Bodybyuilding.com. and paid for it via Paypal.
All went well until I received an e-mail from BB asking me to confirm, by e-mail, my credit security code and address. As apparently they differed from data held by them. Meanwhile the goods were ready for despatch, but would be put on hold. Pending receipt of the code.
I didn’t like the idea of giving that info anyway, and no chance at all of sending it by e-mail. So I contacted Paypal to see what they thought of this, as it seemed odd that Paypal would send this data on anyway.
They replied that they did not recommend I gave out the information.
I emailed BB saying no way and to refund my money if they stil wanted this information.
I heard nothing until I contacted BB by their direct talk line. Then it was soerted out immediately and the goods are on their way.
So the moral of the story is DON’T give any details. and view any such request with suspicion and check at source.
I doubt that this was the official policy of BB, and assume that someone was trying on a crafty one.
They probably aren’t working there anymore.