Fears over online purchasing code: People living in mobile blackspots could find it harder to buy

A new EU anti-fraud measure means that from Friday internet retailers may ask customers for a security code

A brand new EU anti-fraud measure implies that from Friday web retailers could ask clients for a safety code

Shoppers living in mobile sign blackspots could find it harder to buy online.

A brand new EU anti-fraud measure, Secure Customer Authentication, implies that from Friday web retailers could ask clients for a safety code despatched to their mobile telephone to confirm purchases.

But the scheme has been hampered by fears consumers with poor sign or with out mobile telephones might not be ready to buy online. 

Regulator the Financial Conduct Authority has now relaxed the deadline to 2021. 

Shoppers could also be despatched a code by textual content, e-mail or automated message to a landline for online purchases over €30 (£28).

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