Saturday, 26 March 2016 17:53

Privacy Lets You Create "Virtual" Credit Card Numbers, Deactivate One Instantly If It's Stolen Featured

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Every other day there’s a hack. Credit card information is stolen, leaving you stuck calling your bank for a new one, or waiting to see if yours is misused, but Privacy is a new tool that lets you create virtual, disposable numbers, then deactivate them instantly if one is stolen.

You know how you in Gmail you can create email addresses like “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” and then, if you get spam to it, you know who sold your email address to a list somewhere? Privacy is pretty much the same thing, except for your bank account. You still have the fraud and liability protection that your bank or card issuing company offers, and your transactions happen like normal.