Public Eye, organizer of The Alliance of Certified Safe Shopping Sites, launched a new program aimed at reducing the risk for on-line consumers. Starting today, on-line holiday shoppers, who make credit card purchases from Public Eye Platinum Certified Merchants, will be insured against fraudulent use of their credit card. Public Eye’s Credit Card Fraud Protection Program promises to reimburse on-line shoppers for any unauthorized use of their credit card which occurs as a result of shopping with a select group of over 1000 Public Eye Platinum Certified Merchants. The program covers fraudulent charges, not waived by the credit card company, that occur through no fault of the consumer.
“This is the most extensive offering of its kind on the Internet. We’ve taken a sweeping guarantee and applied it to an expansive and diverse list of merchants. From travel services to jeeps accessories and stockings, on-line holiday shoppers will be able to find what they want from a long list of Certified Safe Sites, all protected by the Public Eye Guarantee,” said Errol Smith, Managing Partner of Public Eye.
Public Eye Platinum Certified Merchants are monitored for customer satisfaction 24 hours a day. Participating merchants display a seal linked to a data base that allows consumers to file and retrieve reports on these merchants around the clock. Free to the public, the service allows consumers to have instant access to a subscribing merchants customer satisfaction record, at the point of purchase.
“Public Eye’s Credit Card Fraud Protection Program, combined with our listing of Certified Safe Shopping sites, provides consumers the highest possible assurance of a safe on-line shopping experience,” says Smith.
About Public Eye
Launched in May of 1996 Public Eye is the first consumer service to test and certify Internet businesses for reliability. The service maintains a registry of companies who have been audited by undercover shoppers, and have performed exceptionally well in the areas of Service, Accessibility, Warranties, References, and Stability. Public Eye allows Internet consumers to access useful performance reports on these companies, so they can find out about Internet businesses before they buy. On January 1, 1997, Public Eye launched the Internet’s first Certified Merchants Program and began offering 24 hour monitoring services to participating on-line retailers. Public Eye’s rapidly growing data base of Certified Safe Shopping Sites can be viewed at .Details