Is it safe to shop online?

aFREAKa uses Payfast for all its online transactions.

  • Payfast uses Extended Validation SSL with 256-bit encryption. Only two of the four major South African banks use this, the highest level of encryption currently available.
  • All sensitive info is encrypted within a secure database.
  • Payfast runs penetration testing on its system on a weekly basis to look for vulnerabilities.
  • It also has an excellent monitoring system that does, among other things: GEO IP tracking, velocity testing, BIN/IIN validation and checks against online databases.