Your site requires my credit card info when I submit my first bid. How do I know it is safe?

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A:  In order to protect the integrity of the online bidding process, we only accept bids by those bidders who have a valid credit card on file.  Verification of the credit card is also a process of validating the bidder’s identity, so that every seller knows they have bids from a real human and not a computer, and every bidder knows they are bidding against a human. We understand that some of you may be hesitant to provide this type of information. In fact, DownsizeSale does NOT store credit card info on our system. We use stripe.com, one of the largest online payment processor, and they handle the storage and payments directly upon auction closing. Not like other online auction auction companies in Regina, no credit card data is stored on DownsizeSale’s web server, instead the customer billing data is sent to Stripe and stored with them, and a token is returned and stored in DownsizeSale’s web server. This token will be sent to Stripe when buyer makes online payment next time without providing credit car info again.

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