OnePlus store disables credit card payments amid security concerns

Following a weekend in which OnePlus store buyers discovered fraudulent charges popping up on their accounts, the company has responded by temporarily disabling the ability to pay with a credit card. 

It goes without saying that if you’ve recently purchased the OnePlus 5T, you might want to check your bank statement. But recently, OnePlus has issued an official response and has confidence that no information was compromised.

How? Well the company says that credit card info is neither processed or stored on its site, but “sent directly to our PCI-DSS-compliant payment processing partner over an encrypted connection…” If you happened to select the “save this card for future transactions, OnePlus assures that this, too, is handled on its partner’s secure servers.

Should you worry?

It’s hard not to be concerned if you’ve used OnePlus’ online store. Though, with OnePlus hard at work to patch up any potential leaks in its security, we should know the findings of its audit shortly.

If you’re still interested in making a purchase from the OnePlus store, you’ll be able to do so via PayPal only – a method that’s totally safe to use and seemingly unaffected by the recent security scare. Additionally, the company says that it’s investigating alternative payment methods.

Since OnePlus devices are sold exclusively on the company’s online store, it’s easy to imagine that disabling one of two payment methods would put a dampening on sales. As such, the company is working around the clock to address the issue.

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