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As more and more consumers shop online, new risks are exposed whilst the anonymity of the internet poses the danger of unauthorised credit/debit card purchases. In light of this Désir has implemented the highest level of security measures currently available to online consumers, namely:

Thawte® SSL Web Server Certificate with Extended Validation.

Désir’s “Thawte® SSL Web Server Certificates with EV” has the most visible security indicator - the green address bar in your browser - assuring you that our web-site is secure and that your identity has been authenticated to the industry’s highest standard. Whenever you see the green address bar and the Thawte® Trusted Site Seal you gain the confidence to complete your transaction in a safe and secure environment.

For further information, please download the following PDF from Thawte or visits

Peach Payments, South Africa.

Désir processes its payments “on-site” via Peach Payments - the leading online payment service providers - whose specific focus is on Africa and the BRIC countries where the local infrastructure requires a unique, secure and tailored approach to online payments. They currently offer payments solutions in Europe and South Africa directly and in Brazil and Turkey. They are fully PCI compliant and is used by major South African retailers such as Zando, Spree, Quicket, SafariNow.

For further information, please visit

3D Secure.

Following new regulations, all South African banks and e-commerce retailers are required to implement 3D Secure, a technical standard created by Visa and Mastercard, to help protect you - our customer - against unauthorised use of your card when shopping online. This added protection allows only the cardholder to use the card; it allows you to enter your previously selected PIN/Password or One Time Pin in order to validate your purchase with your bank; it provides additional focus on the safety of e-commerce transactions; and assists in reducing online fraud and safe-guarding credit card transactions. 

If your card has been activated for 3D secure payments, you’ll briefly be redirected and asked to input your unique One Time Pin (sms’d to your mobile phone), in order to authenticate the transaction. On successfull input, you will then be redirected to the Désir website, where your transaction will be completed.

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