Enjoy the convenience of credit cards and online shopping with extra security features from Maybank

E-Commerce has revolutionized the whole concept of shopping. For someone like me who lives far away from the city and don't have a lot of time to visit the malls, online shops are a real life saver especially now that the holiday season is fast approaching. Have you made your gift list already?

I always say that I enjoy exploring the internet and what it has to offer. I'm not just talking about web enabled technologies here but also discovering unique products from gadgets to the latest fashion finds, and awesome deals for luxurious restaurants and even overseas travel opportunities for the whole family.

The internet is filled with great deals that will give you a chance (for a discounted amount) to try out and experience that new restaurant everyone is talking about, that jungle adventure activity your kids have been telling you, or that seat sale offer to Boracay and back. There are deals for just about everything. However, most of these deals are limited by time and quantity so you should act ASAP before they are sold out.

The E-Commerce industry in the Philippines is fast growing. Online shops are being launched here and there offering wonderful deals but despite this, many Filipinos still miss these opportunities out of fear of using their credit card online and submitting financially sensitive information.

Many also still resort to buying from traditional brick and mortar businesses and pay in cash even if they already have a credit card and can easily purchase a similar item via the internet.

Online shopping has many advantages. You don't have to endure traffic anymore going to the mall or wait in long lines in the grocery. All that you need can be delivered in your doorsteps. You can also find exclusive deals you won't get from any physical store such as travel or adventure packages.
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Never miss out on opportunities of creating wonderful memories. A lot of these opportunities can be found online, and Maybank Credit Cardholder should not be afraid to explore as they are protected when they shop online through Maybank Secure Online Shopping (MSOS).


How does Maybank Secure Online Shopping or MSOS work?

For Maybank MasterCard and Maybank Visa cardholders, MSOS provides a One-Time-Password every time they perform a transaction on a 3D secure site. These sites are those with the label "Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode". With MSOS, you are assured of a secured and intuitive online shopping experience. Below is an overview of how the whole process works.

1. Before anything else, make sure that the site you are on is a 3D secured site. As a Maybank Credit Cardholder, by the time you are ready to check out your items, you would need to fill out the required information on the site. These can include your name, contact details, shipping address, and Maybank card number.

2. You will be redirected to secured authentication page and a One-Time-Password will be sent to your Maybank registered mobile phone number within 30-45 seconds.

3. Type in the One-Time-Password you received via text in the authentication page in order to complete the transaction.

And that's it!

Take note that the One-Time-Password will only be valid for 5 minutes. MSOS is a free-service and existing Maybank Credit Cardholders don't need to apply for the service as it is automatically enabled. All you need to do is make sure that a valid and working mobile number is registered to your account.

If you have been receiving SMS alerts from Maybank on your cellphone, there is no need to contact customer service. But if you want to update your registered mobile number for any reason or you would want to enrol a supplementary cardholder's number, Maybank's contact center is available 24/7. They can be reached via Customer Service Hotline at +63 2 588 3888 or PLDT Domestic Toll Free number at 1-800-10-588-3888.

Maybank does not only make your online shopping experience more secured but also aims to make it even more enjoyable by creating deals with partner online merchants in days to come.