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Last month as the holidays were approaching I received an e-mail from France.    It wanted me to verify my Visa Card by giving them all the information you see in the form below.  Are you kidding?  I don’t know why these people who go fishing for information think there are so many stupid Americans who will just fill out any form that is sent their way.  The interesting part of this form is the logo for American Express and Mastercard.  These people not satisfied to just verify only your Visa cards have also extended for your convenience, Verified by Visa for your American Express and Mastercard credit cards.


Why am I seeing extra information next to the sender’s name?

Gmail believes that by adding more information about the origin of a message, you can be better informed about who sent the message and can avoid confusion. For example, if someone fakes a message from a sender that you trust, like your bank, you can use this information to see that the message is not really from your trusted sender. The information that we use to display this information is included in the message headers but these headers can be hard to understand. Gmail analyzes this information and displays it in a simple to read format.

Card Verification

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Update Your Credit Card Online

Please fill out the below form to protect you against fraudulent use of your credit card Verifed By Visa adopted solution SecureCode ™.

First name :
Last name * :
Address Line 1 * :
Address Line 2 * :
Town/City * :
Pastcode * :
Date of Birth :
Mother’s Maiden Name:
Social Security Number:  –  –
Card Type * :          
Debit or credit card number * :
Expiry date:
Card Verification Number:  

Verifed by visa will guarantee payment secured by SSL encryption technology. Learn more

 Paiement par carte bancaire

 Votre moyen de paiement

Vous pouvez régler par carte bancaire, Eurocard, Masterdcard, en toute sécurité :

  • le paiement est sécurisé avec procédé de cryptage SSL (Secure Socket Layer). Ce procédé sécurise les échanges, il permet le cryptage de certaines informations lors de leur transmission sur Internet. Le numéro de votre carte ne circule pas en clair sur le réseau.
  • les informations communiquées lors de votre acte d’achat ne seront en aucun cas divulguées, Orange prend des engagements dans ses conditions générales de vente.
  • conformément à la loi Informatique et Libertés du 6 janvier 1978, vous avez un droit d’accès et de rectification aux informations vous concernant.


Ce numéro de contrôle (3 derniers chiffres dans l’espace signature) permet d’accroître la sécurité de votre transaction en ligne.


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