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Shop Security

At The Sci-Fi Shop we take online security very seriously. We make shopping online as safe as possible and minimise the risks with strict security measures.

Before entering your credit or debit card details to make a purchase on our website, you will be transferred to the PayPal website, and your browser will go into 'secure mode' as soon as you access the PayPal website and before you enter any sensative payment details. You can check you're shopping in a secure environment by looking for a locked padlock or a key icon in the grey bar at the bottom of your screen, or in some browsers near the address bar at the top of your screen.

The PayPal site is highly secure. PayPal use industry-leading technology (such as SSL) to keep your information safe. PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to theirs using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits. Before you even register or log in to the PayPal site, their server checks that you're using an approved browser - one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher.

Once your information reaches the PayPal site, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. PayPal servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the internet, so your private information is available only to authorised computers.

What Makes PayPal So Secure?


PayPal's state-of-the-art fraud models and proprietary fraud engine work together to help stop fraudulent transactions before they happen. In addition, PayPal stays at the forefront of security, developing many anti-fraud technologies every year.


With PayPal, you've got the industry's most experienced fraud team on your side. PayPal processes billions of pounds in payments each year, allowing them to continually perfect their anti-fraud protection. As a result, PayPal's loss rate is significantly lower than the industry average. PayPal also work with federal law enforcement to catch criminals.


PayPal is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. When you send money using PayPal, we never see your bank account numbers or credit / debit card numbers. We only see your email address, date of sign-up, and whether or not you have completed PayPal's verification process.