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Netflix is violating RBI’s two-factor authentication and forex rules for payments

My bank called me when I tried to sign up for Netflix. I use a HDFC Bank debit card and had not set limits on for international payments. Netflix did mention that payments will be processed internationally and that foreign transaction fees apply. I entered my card details, which included my card number and CVV code, a few minutes after my bank set my limits. However, Netflix seems to be violating the Reserve Bank of India's guidelines for card not present transactions which mandates that there should be two-factor authentication for card payments online and that settlement of transactions should be made by an Indian bank. I did not receive an one-time password on my phone and Netflix redirected me to this page which said that the payment was successful. I also received a message on my phone that the payment was processed by Netflix in Amsterdam. Curiously, HDFC Bank's representative who called me said that the payment to Netflix is being routed to a merchant in Singapore. Users on Twitter had also spotted that Netflix was bypassing two-factor authentication. Interesting. Netflix is processing payments outside of India. In USD. No 2FA. We know how this ends. — Gautam John (@gkjohn) January 7, 2016 Previously, the RBI had mandated that entities that route online billing internationally, for goods and services purchased online using Indian cards, need to include a second factor of authentication, and route transactions through a bank in India. Uber's problems with two-factor authentication Readers will remember that cab hailing…

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