You know what time it is! It’s time to order pizza!
But can you trust pizza delivery with your credit card?
That’s a question that’s been doing the rounds this month. In fact, it’s such a hot topic that it’s currently a popular search on Google!
Can You Trust Pizza Delivery With Credit Card?
I believe it depends on the pizza delivery person and how honest they are. For the most part though, you are usually safe.
When Is Pizza Delivery Safe with Credit Card?
Most of the time, you are safe with your credit card details and personal information if you order pizzas online and order them to be delivered to your home. However, there are some instances in which you should not use your credit card for pizza delivery.
Some common problems are ending up with a cardboard pizza or paying extra money for orders that weren’t delivered properly, as is often the case with late night deliveries.
How Do You Protect Yourself From a Card Skimmer?
As long as you see someone at your door wearing a branded uniform and identification badge from a reputable pizza chain, I think the chances of someone stealing your credit card details are pretty slim.
If you’re still worried about a credit card skimmer though, just give your credit card details over the phone and have someone come to the home to collect the money and make the actual purchase. You are safer than using the chip and pin payment machine at an automated machine in a shop.
How to Protect Your Credit Card When Ordering Pizza
- Make sure that the website that you are using is from a reputable company. If you are not sure about the company, then you might want to checkout some of our reviews online. They can also help you determine how good the customer service is and how good the reviews are.
- Make sure that the website is secure and have a secure https prefix in the URL bar. If it’s just http, then it might not be secure. Make sure that the website is using a secure server to protect your credit card info and personal information. This is usually denoted by a small padlock icon in the URL bar.
- Make sure the website is not storing your credit card info on their website or using a technology called “session ID” to store your credit card info and make future purchases easier. This is unsafe and bad practice.
At The Restaurant Or Delivery
The waiter or waitress will pick up the credit card directly from you and swipe it themselves to make the payment, then hand you a receipt and receipt slip back before leaving the table. Always inspect the receipt to see if the receipt number/code matches the number on the slip, or the slip number/code matches the one on the receipt.
After the order has been delivered, always make sure the payment slip is signed by the person who has arrived with the food, otherwise it may not necessarily have been the person who made the order! Seriously!
You should also check to make sure that the pizza is delivered exactly the way you ordered it and check to make sure that there is no damage to the packaging.
Also, make sure that the receipt number/code on the receipt matches the one on the payment slip/receipt!
So yea, ordering pizza with a credit card online is not a bad idea, but ordering pizza with a normal POS terminal with a waiter or waitress is still safe. But always double check to make sure no fraud has occurred and that the delivery person has actually received the correct amount of money for the order!