PayFast is a payments processing service for South Africans and South African websites. They enable easy, secure and instant transfer of money from online buyers to sellers.
PayFast allows sellers –individuals, businesses, and charities– to accept secure payments from online buyers in a variety of ways. They process credit cards from anywhere in the world, Instant EFT (bank transfers with SA’s four biggest banks that get instantly verified), Bitcoin and more.
No. They simply charge us a fee on each successful transaction. We are happy to pay this fee to keep you and your details safe online.
Learn more about PayFast by clicking the link HERE
1. Use Familiar Websites
If you know the website you are looking for go directly to it without using a search engine to navigate. Search engines can be rigged to lead you astray.
2. Look for the Lock
Never buy anything online using your credit card from a site that doesn’t have SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption installed—at the very least. You’ll know if the site has SSL because the URL for the site will start with HTTPS:// (instead of just HTTP://). An icon of a locked padlock will appear, typically in the status bar at the bottom of your web browser, or right next to the URL in the address bar.
Never give anyone your credit card over email.
3. Don’t Tell All
No online shopping store needs your ID number or your birthday to do business. However, if crooks get them, combined with your credit card number for purchases, they can do a lot of damage. The more they know, the easier it is to steal your identity. When possible, default to giving up the least amount of information.
4. Check Statements
Don’t wait for your bill to come at the end of the month. Go online regularly during the holiday season and look at electronic statements for your credit card, debit card, and checking accounts. Make sure you don’t see any fraudulent charges.
If you do see something wrong, pick up the phone to address the matter immediately. In the case of credit cards, pay the bill only once you know all your charges are accurate. You have 30 days to notify the bank or card issuer of problems, however; after that, you might be liable for the charges anyway.
5. Protect Your PC
Crooks don’t just sit around waiting for you to give them data; sometimes they give you a little something extra to help things along… Its called Malware! You need to protect against malware with a good anti-virus program. Make sure to keep it updated!