Hackers love the holiday shopping season as much as retailers do. In the first weekend of the 2017 holiday shopping season, malware infections rose 123%. Submitting personal financial information on websites is risky at best. The safest solution would be to have a different credit card for every site or online subscription you sign up for, but how would this be feasible? With Privacy.com, that’s exactly what you can do.
Privacy.com allows you to create virtual card numbers that protect your security and privacy when you shop online. Privacy Visa Cards can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. They work just like gift cards – locked down to a single merchant and can be set up as a burner card for single use, or can be configured with set transaction or monthly spending limits.
Privacy.com connects directly to your bank account. Once your Privacy.com account has been created and connection to your bank account has been verified, you can create up to 12 different virtual cards per day or 36 cards per month. When making a purchase, users can enter false names and addresses in the billing information fields to further protect their identity from hackers. Any refunds made for returns will process back to your bank account, just like it would if you used your actual debit card.
Creating virtual cards is free and there are no transaction fees. With Privacy.com, a little extra security is a very good thing.