Over the last few months,
we’ve had a number of experiences where people have offered to email us
their credit card number.
Email is NOT secure.
Never send any confidential information to Pipers Silks through email.
As a business owner, we risk
being fined by credit card companies if we accept credit card
information via email. It's a violation of our merchant agreement, so we
just don't do it.
Use our website – it’s
Any time credit card numbers
are transmitted over the Internet via our website, the connection is
encrypted. That's what the little "lock" icon on the browser or the
https:// is doing. It's encrypting the data, so the whole Internet can't
eavesdrop on the transaction and steal the data.
The bottom line is whether
you are business owner or consumer; it is NEVER okay to send credit card
information via email.