What is 3D Secure 2?
3D Secure (often known by its branded names of Visa Secure and Mastercard Identity Check) is a security protocol that protects a buyer's credit card against unauthorised use when shopping online. This simple service enables buyers to validate ...
Suspicious emails and text messages (phishing scams)
Phishing scams happen when a fraudster contacts you, claiming to be a representative of PayFast or you receive fake "automated" system messages which appear as if they were sent by our system. The goal of these messages are to retrieve sensitive ...
Can I receive payments in USD, EUR, GBP etc.?
By law, we are only allowed to accept payments denominated in ZAR. This is a South African Reserve Bank regulation which applies to all South African companies. You can quote your prices in whatever currency you wish on your website, but in the end ...
Verify a Sole Trader Account
A Sole Trader account is intended for a sole proprietor or partnership that is not registered with CIPC/CIPRO and wants to receive payments. Examples of those who can register a Sole Trader account are: A person Sole proprietorship Partnership How do ...
What is 3D Secure (Verified by Visa / Mastercard SecureCode)?
3D Secure is a technical standard created by Visa and Mastercard to further secure CNP (Card-holder Not Present) transactions over the Internet. Mastercard brands their system as 'Mastercard SecureCode' and Visa call theirs 'Verified by Visa'. 3D ...