You can use privacy.com to generate disposable card details for each website you use, each with a custom spending limit or whatever and easy to revoke them altogether instead of go through the cancellation hassle.
Yes, there's an app called Privacy which allows you to create cards that have limits or can only be charged once. It's really nice if you want to use a service, but don't trust it with your actual details or only want it for 1 month. You also get notifications if there's an attempted charge after the card is closed, which is awesome.
*Adding link: https://privacy.com/
when subscribing to a renewing subscription, consider using privacy.com. This will allow you to create a "virtual" credit card, with a limit, the ability to set the limit as one-time or monthly, and you can close the card with a click.
I *love* this service, and use it frequently.
Use https://privacy.com to create a credit card number you only use on each service. I love it! For instance, I created a credit card when I signed up to a local gym and If I ever want to cancel it, I can close the card or set the limit to 0 and not deal with jumping through cancellation hoops.
It also has an iPhone app
privacy.com lets you link your bank account and make different temporary digital cards with changeable max amounts, even single use burner cards are an option. This has saved me aton of time and money!
Generally don't plug third party services, but online services like this is exactly what I use privacy.com for. Spin up a new card, set 1 time purchase limit of the cost. If I want to renew for a year or two, then double or triple the limit. Once the limit is reached the card declines future transactions, so they can try and renew all they want but it's not gonna do them any good.
I’ve used https://privacy.com in the past. You can create a virtual debit card instantly and set a limit.
So you create one with a $1 limit. If a company tries to charge it more than that it’s denied. I’ve used it for tons of free trials without issues.
It's not a paywall, it's the Privacy.com browser extension misbehaving. Usually that icon will appear on a checkout page for an online store, you can click it and it will autogenerate a virtual debit card number for you, I have no idea why it's appearing in a checkbox though.
This is why I use sites like SimpleLogin and Privacy.com so that is it is physically impossible to give me the run around and I can just delete the email address and credit card I gave them as soon as they try so that they don't have any information anymore (I also never give out any personal information unless it is necessary for the service I want, otherwise I just enter fake information or take my business elsewhere. Also use a PO box instead of home address, since I can change my PO easier than my address).
In these cases, I personally use Privacy.com.
Heard about them from a youtuber. They haven't charged me anything that I didn't explicitly ask for, no fees for making new cards, you can even set daily/weekly/monthly/total limits on every single transaction. Never had one of their cards get declined, even ones that I've made seconds before making a purchase.
I use privacy.com for shit like this. Free digital debit cards you can set limits on, like "lifetime $50 spend" or "3 charges total" etc etc.
I've gotten notices multiple times from food delivery companies trying to sneak in an extra charge or renew a membership they weren't supposed to.
It's basically a credit card, but not a physical one (obviously)
Try here - https://privacy.com/
I believe you can make as many as you want, so you don't have to enter in your own details / your own card.
Anything is possible. But using a burner email address, one-time use CC number through Privacy.com and shipping to my office address will provide them with almost nothing.
Bought 5 before I realized they were 20 packs... LOL!
Also for anyone in the future not wanting to put their cc info in unknown places https://privacy.com is a great website. Let’s you create virtual cards with different numbers that you can deactivate easily and set limits for subscriptions
Privacy.com allows you to create virtual credit cards. You can set the maximum spend amount or maximum monthly spend amount, and you can close them at any time. You can create a separate card for every website you don't trust and not worry that if they are hacked or shady that they will leak your real CC#.
Bless up, sign up for a Privacy account. All you need to do is link it to your checking account to make an account. you can create digital cards and set a limit. So like use the card to sign up for a Hulu trail, but go in the card settings and set the card limit to $5 per charge. So even if you forget to cancel the trail, you don’t get charged.
Edit: damn. Reading this comment just realized how much of a cheap ass I am.
I've been using SimpleLogin for this which is great. I've long wanted this for 1P, but I'm kinda annoyed that it requires a $3/month subscription with Fastmail to work. The integration with Privacy.com at least had a free option.
I would consider dumping SimpleLogin for Fastmail just to take advantage of this integration, but I'm also not so sure I want to be so dependent on 1Password if further improvements are going to be in the form of paid integrations.
Fastmail costs as much as 1Password. Bummer.
Say it with me: "I will always use virtual credit cards with spending limits from Privacy.com when buying things from businesses I've never purchased from in the past."
Seriously. So many headaches averted. This is not an advertisement. Just a happy customer.
I can have 100 credit cards rolled up in 5 minutes each with a 1 cent lifetime limit.
Free trials are amazing now, and I cackle like a madman the next month when I get the inevitable emails about further charges being declined.
dont know for sure but you could try with the free month
also a little tip: use privacy.com so you can essentially create a new credit card every month to get that juicy free hifi
Why are you people upset about the title? He's referencing the Palmetto State Armory deal that is up as well... Many people say that the credit cards they use with PSA get stolen...
It happened twice to me. I ordered from PSA twice, and both times my card information was stolen and used about a month or two after. Something shady is going on with them giving away or selling customer information. I don't trust PSA. Use a website like Privacy.com if you order form PSA.
Thoughts from someone who used to work in financial fraud... If you were impacted by this you need to:
Edit: Sorry about the weird spacing.
Consider checking out https://Privacy.com
(or if you care to use my referral link: https://privacy.com/join/4XC9A)
You can create new card numbers at the drop of a hat for any reason... One time use, multiple use, amount limits. Super convenient.
This is a tough one because it sounds like your bf is genuinely stupid and he's not trying to be malicious. It still doesn't excuse his behavior so NTA for screaming at him. What else will get through to him anyway?
As for the credit card issue, I suggest setting up a proxy card for him to use since he's such an idiot. I use privacy.com myself and it's dramatically lowered my stress levels when giving out my credit card info.
HK’s online shop, HK Specialist Store, Robert RTG, HK Haus and the HKPro forum’s marketplace. All also sell much cheaper than HKParts and have cheaper shipping than them.
Unfortunately, LazyWolfGuns doesn’t sell their hammer springs anywhere but HKParts. In this case, I use https://privacy.com to place an order with a credit card. This protects your credit card number from HKParts + you have the added assurance of your credit card company’s protection. I then pay the purchase off immediately as I try to always have zero debt — besides my vehicle & home. 🤙
If it's a legit booking for hotel rooms they're after, that's kind of worrying. Either it's they think they're going to see Trump inaugurated, or it's that they think Biden is going to be inaugurated and they need to be there for some reason.
Anyway, if she's going to do it anyway she should make sure she books through a real hotel website and not through a link they've sent her and pays no money up front or gets them to send her payment in advance. She could use a card from somewhere like privacy.com that gives you new card numbers to use online that you can load with only how much money you want to spend so that you don't end up giving a website your real banking info.
I've started using privacy.com for pretty much all my online purchases that don't allow Paypal. It generates a new, unique, debit card number for each site, and you can limit the number of uses, the amount spent, or just about anything. I'm not affiliated with them in any way, it's just a really useful tool to have around.
Yeah it's a Sisyphean late stage capitalist nightmare.
I've cancelled twice, second time was today after 3 hours waiting in a chat room. Today I got "confirmation" that my account was canceled, AND a refund of my last month's charges. Allegedly.
The cancel button in the app (cleverly designed to be difficult to use) works on occasion but last time I canceled it didn't stick.
The phone number 877-646-2892 is worthless. Their customer service reps are worthless. Tweeting does nothing.
To be safe I made a virtual card on privacy.com and set the limit to $1 and changed my billing info. My next billing cycle should be a surprise for them.
If your bank doesn't do this, I recommend Privacy.com, as it offers the same services: virtual account numbers, spending limits, etc. I found out about it here!
Check the referral megathread for a link - the referrer and referee each get $5 when you sing up.
Jeg bruker Revolut, tror kanskje det er det mest utbredte i Norge. Dette med virtuelle engangskort er jo egentlig ikke noe nytt, for eksempel https://privacy.com/ har tilbudt dette lenge og det begynner å bli veldig mange år siden jeg hørte om det for første gang..
Som vanlig er dessverre norsk bankbransje voldsomt trege med å ta i bruk ny teknologi og tilby innovative tjenester, så foreløpig er løsningen Revolut eller lignende. Personlig er jeg strålende fornøyd med Revolut, og det er gratis å ta i bruk.
Here’s a plug for https://privacy.com
It’s a service that issues you virtual credit card numbers.
You can literally get a single use number for shit like this, and just shut it off after you cancel.
Nice! For anyone else, a pro tip: Use privacy.com to create a burner credit card, and use that as the payment method for Paramount's free trial. You won't pay anything while it tries to charge that week-over-week, and will get about a month's access.
They got me about 2 weeks ago now. Tried to charge 2 charges to my credit card as donations to a charity. PSA swears up and down its not their fault but I still chewed ass and told them I wouldn't ever be making a purchase through them again. I saw on here someone post about privacy.com and I use that now haha.
You might like this app I found recently. It creates different card numbers for single use so you don't get sucked into subscribing.. or sharing your actual card data. I've not used it yet but I signed up. https://privacy.com/
The last straw for me was a combination of two factors:
I tried to canceled MoviePass on July 5, but the app crashed every time I tried to cancel. Fortunately I had used Privacy.com to create a virtual card for monthly payments to MoviePass. So, after failing to cancel MoviePass, I just turned off its virtual card. A day later on July 6, MoviePass tried to charge to the virtual card six times, all which were declined, (linked to screenshot of the declined transactions.)
Obligatory plug for privacy.com when ordering from PSA. They have had an ongoing issue with identity theft, so best to use protection.
I wonder if there should be a bot for this kind of thing.
Phishing is only accountable for a fraction of credit card fraud. What would be truly helpful in preventing credit card fraud is to migrate to credit card payment systems that use tokenization, so if the site you shopped on a year ago has a breach, they don't have your actual credit card information, just a one-time-use token.
Systems like PayPal, Apple Pay, Visa Checkout, and others all prevent giving your actual credit card details to merchants. If you can't use one of those services, something like Privacy.com can give you the ability to generate burner cards tied directly to your bank account that are only valid for one transaction. If someone managed to get a hold of one of my Privacy cards, it'd be worthless since Privacy will block all payments on it.
Yes, pretty much the same. I'm not sure how Revolut works but privacy.com also lets you set specific amounts and monthly amounts and such. I make one card per company I buy from, since deleting and remaking cards for the same company can make the service stop working to prevent abuse of free trial offers.
You need privacy.com. It's actually used to protect your credit/debit card online but I use it for free trials. It gives you a card number that you can use online. You can set how much the card can be charged. So I create a card, set how much they can charge to $1. When Microsoft shows up to charge my card it's gonna get rejected. They might try a couple more times but the card will never go through. They'll eventually just give up and cancel your subscription. I also use this for subscription boxes that give you a discount the first time. I pay the first fee but block the card from charging anything more than that.
Services like privacy.com or stripe.com offer virtual cards you can make and assign to each different service, and that you can load all from one place. I haven't used them but it may be an easier alternative for someone.
Privacy.com will let you create a new card in seconds. I also use e-mail aliases to create new accounts. I don't care about my watch history so I use this method with every streaming service that is offering deals to new customers.
If you see this I suggest you sign up for Privacy.com and set up a card with a spending limit your bill's max per month. I just set one up to a $25 limit so anything higher gets automatically declined until we find out more.
I also changed my password, but we don't even know if the hackers are still in their network so that may not mean anything without 2FA.
Unfortunately a lot of trial sites are catching onto this and I've had my Privacy.com cards get rejected for being "gift cards."
Which is fine, if you want to strongarm me into giving you my actual CC number without knowing if I actually want to pay for your service, I'm not going to even consider it.
Contact your card company and tell them it's a unauthorized transaction that you did not approve and they should refund it and get you a new card so they can't keep charging it. If not make sure you cancel the membership or billing or whatever.
Use a privacy.com card for sketchy sites you don't trust or free trials that way they can't bill your actual card (you can make individual debit cards like gift cards and set a $1 spending limit on it for example to get free trials without needing to worry about canceling)
Yeah, but you've got to use a different credit card each time. To easily bypass that, you can use privacy.com, which allows you to generate a new CC#, essentially like a proxy for your credit card. Then you (ab)use the google express coupon!
An extra $2 to $6 for high-demand or popular movie, starting in July.
MoviePass must be out of cash.
I'm immediately closing my Privacy.com virtual debit card that's on-file with MoviePass. Today. Now. MoviePass ain't charging me shit.
>Can I use a credit or debit card as a funding source instead of my bank account?
>We don't support credit or debit cards for use as funding sources at the moment, but we are planning to add this functionality in the future!
This is whole bag of nope for me, you basically give this company your bank account details and if there is any fraud on the cards issued you would have to deal with Privacy directly instead of your bank.
Dude, look at privacy.com once you sign up (free) you link your bank account with them and you can create virtual credit cards and you can set spend limits, i.e. only allow the transaction to go through for $x or only allow 1 transaction per month, etc. it is really handy, and has a browser add-on that makes it very easy to use!
This goes out to you and anyone else looking at this, always use a privacy.com card or paypal when possible! Burner cards can be closed immediately after a transaction goes through. Paypal's 'payment subscriptions' can be canceled/revoked as well.
Use a privacy.com card for online orders, especially from websites that sell things like Nootropics, Phenibut, Kratom, CBD because it all depends on their payment processor (and even if it's a "domestic payment processor" the transactions themselves can still be done overseas) but with a restaurant that's as easy as a rouge waitress taking a pic of the card and using it later so you're never really gonna know for sure.
Can try using this service called privacy. They let you create burner cards and cards for specific items like subscriptions, they also let you place limits on the card in case they try to sneak fees. It won’t be your real card info just in case somehow hacked. Been using it awhile now with different subscriptions. https://privacy.com/join/P7U6E
https://privacy.com allows you to create visa cards with set limits. Pretty similar for anyone needing something like this.
Nice knowing if an account does get compromised it can't be charged higher than what you set.
You use it to generate Visa cards and you can set a limit on the cards and cancel them at anytime. This ensure that there is no way MoviePass can charge you again. We did this a while ago when people reported getting charged even after cancellation.
I will throw this recommendation out there, https://privacy.com/ , allows you to make burner cards for 'free' trials that require a credit card, or if you want to limit any potential fraud from using online payments on less mainstream website.
Personally I mostly use it for gift carding people money for WoW subs and cheap games / cosmetics.
Not saying that I expect a service like MPC to steal credit card numbers but if you want the extra protection it exists.
Use privacy.com for virtual cards m8. I use it everytime and it works flawless. Basically go in confirm you info and you can make virtual cards directly linked to your bank info. Can use all over the internet and not worry about your info getting stolen. Its seriously a god send.
I found this service called Privacy that I have successfully been using for a few months. They give you a disposable credit card number that you can set up limits for. I use this to redeem trial offers all the time. Its also handy for when I buy something from a 3rd party site. I was using the prepaid cards but the $5 fee each time I wanted a new one made it not worth it.
Referral link: https://privacy.com/join/DCL23
No Referral link: https://privacy.com/
( I do not work for the company they do give a benefit for referrals I just think its a kick ass service.)
A really easy way to combat subscription services is to use Privacy.com
You can create a one time use card, set a limit of how much you want on it, close a card at any time ... So you wouldn't even have to call to cancel subscriptions or keep up with any trial services you try... Just shut the card off/close it
If you'd like to use my referral link, we both get $5!
Since it's a fraudulent unauthorized charge, I think most financial institutions would waive those types of fees, but it takes time and effort and energy to deal with all that stuff and get it all straightened out. It sucks that people have to suffer the consequences of Alltrue's "mistake." My credit card has virtual account numbers I can use for online purchases with dollar amount and time limits, so they can't "accidentally" charge me, but I know other people are being affected and that's not ok.
A lot of financial institutions have virtual card numbers, but just don't advertise it. I think Capital One and Citi have it, and Bank of America has it for ApplePay or GooglePay purchases, and American Express has it on business accounts. It might be worth asking your bank if they have that service for the future. People have also told me privacy.com has the same and I think there are some referral links on the beauty boxes referral megathread if anyone is interested. https://www.reddit.com/r/BeautyBoxes/comments/ovniwy/monthly_thread_referral_megathread_all_referral/
Basicamente mais um banco virtual mas pra quem compra online é o melhor que tenho conhecimento (pelo menos aqui na Europa, nos EUA tem o Privacy.com que talvez seja melhor).
Eles oferecem cartões descartáveis, de uso único, então mesmo que o site queira muito te cobrar, não vai conseguir. Eu uso muito pra comprar na Amazon pois eles são MUITO picaretas aqui. Já me cobraram em dobro pelo menos duas vezes, "por engano", e depois queriam demorar até 30 dias pra devolver meu dinheiro. E não foi pouca grana não...
I am not defending TT, but hear me out.
What's so weird about all this recent drama is that Andrew clearly cares about his business, his site is updated regularly, has videos made and edited for each new rep, got photos from multiple angles and descriptions, site is organized and searchable and has been around for a long time. Honestly, one of the best sites to look up current reps...despite not being a TD on RWI....
That being said, I don't see why he wants to do these shady shit to ruin his name and biz? Just for a few hundred bucks? I suspect its likely that there are some management issues going on behind Andrew's back? If that's the case, I hope Andrew sort this shit out quick and own up to this mishap by making it right to his customers asap. Word of mouth is powerful especially trades that cannot advertise openly. Moreover, there are reasons that we don't lightly give out our credit card info on unsecured sites and there are reasons that some dealers just straight up don't take credit card payment or paypal unless you've earn that dealer's trust. Use common sense and use privacy.com if you wanna pay via credit card.
Try Privacy.com to make one time use credit cards. I actually used it for the BaDoinkVR Black Friday deal without a problem. I only planned on doing one month for now, so I only put a $6 limit on the card ...it worked.
I use Privacy.com for all subscription sites that I'm afraid I'm going to forget to cancel.
Check out privacy.com
You can create virtual prepaid cards for different services rather than having to get physical ones. Works the same way but you can manage all of them online!
If you are worried about these kind of issues, I would highly recommend using something like Privacy that generate unique VISA cards for any purchase. It’s a really useful service that I use to sign up for Free trials or for websites that I am not sure about.
I think only Phase 1 matters here. I've read this plan before on a lot of different places, but I haven't followed up on any of it.
A SUPER valuable resource here is https://privacy.com/ because it let's you generate an anonymous credit card and set a credit limit.
I'm super busy at work this week, but am down to help research Phase 1 to identify easy locations. PM me and maybe we could set up a chat.
Their site is def compromised in some way. They claimed the code I pointed out to them was legit, but I wasn't able to find similar code on any other woocommerce sites and the code does look similar to examples shown by Sucuri for skimmers. Who knows.. I just hope they get it fixed. I'm gonna be using privacy.com from now on when buying from small online retailers.
I don't really see the advantage of Privacy.com. Sure, you can set a limit and you get a fake card, but don't you have to link that to your bank account?!?! If something is pulled from your bank account, how do you reverse a charge or who is responsible then?
I simply have a credit card as my payment method in Visible, and I am not responsible for any fraudulent charge I dispute. It is between Visible and my Credit card company, and doesn't cost or involve me. In Privacy, once that money is drawn from your bank account, it's outa there. I never use debit cards just for that reason. You are better protected with a credit card.
When I tried this the submit button was greyed out and I couldn't press it. I had to enter in a debit card before it would let me press it. It didn't charge anything on my debit card. I used a fake card that I made on privacy.com
That seems rather fast to have been leaked from PSA. Typically cards are stolen by the thousands, batched up and sold online. This takes days not minutes. Its possible your card info was compromised elsewhere and the timing was just bad.
Edit: Can always use privacy.com to get a randomly generated card number so that if it is compromised your actual card is safe.
you try privacy.com? if it's an issue with just your credit card, you could use privacy to create a virtual one. I used it for that satellite radio service after I found out they require you call them to cancel your sub.
This sounds like a case for https://privacy.com/ You can link your bank account, get a card number and set limits (per month, per year, per transaction, total or single-use). In your case, you could just get a single-use card and get a new number each month.
That said, for some reason, I thought that you had to throw in a pin or fingerprint every time you used the default payment method on your google account. I know there is an option to not require it.. maybe that got ticked at some point? (Edit: Just saw that you already checked the settings. Did you check on every device that has your Google account listed? The authentication requirement appears to be device-bound.)
I ordered two cards. I had to place 3 orders before it finally went through.
Order #1 - Ordered on the website using a Privacy.com card like I normally do. Instantly cancelled after placing order.
Order #2 - Ordered on the website using a credit card. Instantly cancelled after placing order.
Order #3 - Ordered via the Walmart app using a credit card. It was rejected before even placing order. Got a text from my credit card asking if it was me that placed the order. Answered YES.
Order #3.1 - Redid order #3 via the app. Seems to have gone through.
TL;DR: Use the app. That seems to work.
You can get it from the Argentina store for like $3. Here's a reddit comment explaining how to do it:
>This is info I used based on my experience and helpful posts from others all combined together.
>Create a new Nintendo account. (Note: as someone pointed out, you can just use your existing account for this as well if you'd prefer. Argentina sends codes so it works fine with a separate account but for other eshops in the future, if you want to have all your games under one account, you can just switch your current account's country)
>Go to the profile of your new account and change your country to Argentina.
>Use a browser like chrome that can translate into your language.
>Go to the Argentina eShop and select your games.
>When you check out:
>Your phone number
>Here is what you need to change:
>State: Buenos Aires
>Zip (CPA): B1631IUD
>ID number: 12345678
>**You will get the codes in your email. You can redeem these codes on your regular account. For me, I redeemed then on my US account.
>***Also note that the prices are in Argentine pesos, which have a different conversion than regular pesos. You can just Google search "Argentine pesos to [your currency] converter"
>For payment, personally, they accepted my US issued Visa debit card from my bank. Many people have issues with their cards working. Others suggest that if you're in the US, you can use privacy.com to get your card to work, though I did not use this.
Here's the link to the Argentina eShop:
CC fraud is overblown. Any real credit card company will wipe fraudulent charges, no questions asked. Just don't use a debit card. Also third parties like privacy.com just open another attack vector for potential thieves.
They tried to charge $39.99!!!
I used a virtual card from privacy.com set to a max charge of $1. I got an email explaining the attempted charge:
>$39.99 charge at <strong>veyhrt.com</strong> declined on your wiredcircular card because giftcard, international remittance, and cash-out purchases are currently not allowed.
Thank you, OP, for the heads up!
I've looked at privacy.com before. But when they wanted me to give them my username & password to my bank - I stopped right there. Why would anyone trust them with this? You're handing over the "keys" to your credit to this company.
Unless I'm missing something, this seems crazy to me.
I'll just toss my $0.02: Check out Palmetto State Armory for some rockin' deals on 10 PMAGs that often come effectively "free" when you buy something else (like a red dot sight or 1000 rounds of ammo).
Caveat: Lots of people have reported credit card issues after buying from them (I have not after a half dozen purchases). If you're worried your credit card doesn't have fraud protection built-in, a site like privacy.com can help shield you from those kinds of things (for free).
If this is a problem in the future, use privacy.com. Among other features, you can make purchases appear as different things on your statements. It explains everything on the website.
Depends which direction you are talking, but something I use a lot is privacy.com for credit card security. Having an individual card for every online purchase is so nice, makes money management easier too since they graph everything for you.
Use privacy.com. It allows you to create separate credit cards (linked to your checking account) that only work with a single store. furthermore, you can set hard limits on the card (either per month or per transaction). If you only want to spend $30 per month on AWS, set your monthly limit to $30. Once it hits the limit, it will decline future charges.
Goddamn brother at least hide the thing in a tweet. Talk about how your shit got hacked so now you use privacy.com or something like you don't just make an ad as if you are the company itself. Makes you look like a shill.
Also JohnnyAppleCBD sucks.
This won't help you with your current contract, but for next time, consider using a privacy card which is an auto generated debit card basically. You can set it to expire or put a spending limit on it. That way, next time they do you dirty...well, they can't! (I don't work for this company or have any financial investment in it..just sharing)
Using a card that you can control every transaction is a good idea! I use (yes this is a referral link which gives me and you $5.00) https://privacy.com/join/ACMYA
You can look privacy up online and check them out but I use them for anything with a subscription because it allows you to set transaction limits, set cards to one time use or just pause and start them as needed. They work just the same as any card for purchases online.
You can use https://privacy.com/ to link your PayPal to virtual credit cards. You can even make them 1 time use with a $ limit, I've used it and it works great.
Or you can bounce bounce bounce man, come to the house man, I'll float you a couple bands you can order it then.
you can buy from the website and not have any worries, I'm not shilling nor am I part of these services but I recomend using
anonaddy.com for email, it will mask your real email with an alias you delete at anytime.
privacy.com allows you to mask your credit card number with a temporary one
mysudo.com is a paid service where you can create temp phone numbers for online orders
I use these for several years and ledger hackers are big mad
Lifehack: use privacy.com for shit like this. You can make an infinite amount of burner credit cards. I like it more than paypal anyway because it doesn't try to stop me from buying shit like porn or game console piracy tools, plus it's more secure.
You should really use a credit card.
If you don't have one yet (get one), consider a Privacy.com card. It'll link to your bank account and let you generate ethereal cards, you can set the card to only approve the exact amount charged you want, and the first time Deezer charges to the card the card will lock to that merchant, so if it's stolen it'll be nearly impossible to use.
> So I'm signed up using the office visa card.
Have you ever seen the actual card? My money is on a virtual card linked to another account that has a control panel on usage such as limit on uses, dollar amount per use, or date ranges charges are whitelisted.
It can also be set up as a one time 'burner' card only used one time etc.
I use privacy.com myself on one time purchases that are to subject to convert to rebills every 30 days just in case I forget - when they try and run it through again it will decline automatically.
Something tells me this is what you are dealing with. Pretty shitty.
Hey there, I would recommend looking into something like privacy.com . Its fast, free, and it's the best way to protect yourself when ordering things off of the internet, Especially when it comes to ecigs and stuff that could be considered paraphernalia
For anyone concerned about signing up for a trial using their own credit card, I was able to create a temporary card with a $6 limit through privacy.com and pick up the trial and the 5 games.
I joined MoviePass card in October of 2017. My MoviePass billing cycle began/ended on the 6th of every month.
When I tried several times to cancel MoviePass on July 5, the app displayed an error message every time.
I tried several times again on July 6, and failed again and again to cancel my MoviePass membership.
Fortunately, I used a Privacy.com virtual debit card to pay for MoviePass. I paused the virtual card for MoviePass on July 5. I could see declined transactions for every virtual card at Privacy.com. MoviePass tried to charge to my card on 7/6, (which was declined because I had already paused that card as I tried to cancel MoviePass.) I permanently closed that virtual card on July 6 or July 7.
I joined AMC Stubs A-List on July 7.
So, today, (July 14,) out of curiosity about the surge pricing, I logged back into the MoviePass app. Holy crap! Every single movie was surging, and the surge price was $4.50 for every movie at every showtime. Yikes!
As I could still log in, so my membership obviously was still active. I tried to cancel again. The MoviePass app displayed a message: I can't cancel because I have "Past Due Payment". (It's past due only because MoviePass refused to let people cancel membership.) So I sent a cancellation request to MoviePass customer service, and got a message that my membership will be cancelled "in the order it was received."
Oh yeah, so MoviePass wants to charge me for a few more months while its customer service gets to my cancellation request. In the meantime, good luck to MoviePass trying to charge to my virtual card that no longer exists.
MoviePass has become so super shady.
This isn't the first post like this I've seen.
I highly recommend Privacy. You can generate a credit card specific for Reddit and put a cap on how much is allowed (per transaction, per day, per month, etc.)
I use it for all my ad accounts and it's a good safety net for things like what you're going through /u/t04glovern.
DISCLOSURE: I came here to just recommend this because, well, it's useful and honestly what I use. Out of curiosity, I checked and they do have a referral program so I used my referral link above.
I'm not the same guy you replied to, but basically there's this website called Privacy which creates virtual credit cards you can use. Create multiple different ones to cop stuff.
If amounts fall within the limits (for me, $5000 a day) you can Zelle, Venmo, or use privacy.com to create a virtual credit card. Paypal also works and has very few limits involved.
I also have a bank -> bank wire transfer set up already, so it has no limits and will transfer funds across in 1 business day.
I switched from auto pay from PayPal to a Visa number tied to my checking through Privacy.com where I can limit the amount charged to $25 per month. I just received confirmation from Visible that my monthly payment went through with no problem.
That is true. I don’t disagree and that is a consideration. But payment processors generally have better security. Nothing is guaranteed but I look at as like a bank that can be hacked.
I have at least some confidence that if or when when they get hacked they will act quickly to resolve it and not deny it for a week and let it continue to happen. So as with anything, it’s how they handle, id it is widespread, and how seriously they take security.
You can make a similar argument to Password managers like lastpass. Having great unique logins to crappy sites is great but there is a single
pint of failure if your PW manager is compromised.
It's worth noting that, as inconvenient as a compromise like this can be, Google Voice would allow us to simply create a new Visible account with a new number and new SIM and be on our way. Carrier numbers are basically long-term burners for us.
If using autopay, I'd also recommend using something like a Privacy.com card that can easily be deactivated in a situation like this.
Feel really bad for OP, though. That's gotta be incredibly frustrating.
HERES WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP PROTECT YOUR ACCOUNT:
Log into visible. If you can log in your account isn't hit yet. Go to payments and turn off autopay for now. Go to privacy.com and make a credit card with a max of $5 or whatever you want. Put that in for your payment method. It will stop someone from using your card or PayPal to purchase a phone. Password reset is still broken, it should be fixed *soon* whatever that means.
If you are in the US you could maybe use privacy.com with the crypto.com card? Nonetheless, I really like the feature of the disposable virtual card from Revolut and would really love to have it on crpyto.com. Perfectly would be all of the security features that Revolut is providing.
Sledeci put ako zelis da platis tako nesto na nekom sajtu probaj ovaj servris da koristis https://privacy.com/
Imas besplatan nalog i mozes da napravis fiktivne kartice koje ce biti povezane sa tvojom, ali ih mozes u bilo kom trenutku ugasiti i da ti ne prave problem ja mislim. Takodje ne moras da unosis svoje podatke koliko sam video.
Yeah, it’s definitely a little odd - it provides benefit to the companies (who make money on people who forget to cancel) and for the CC companies (who make money on fees from people forgetting to cancel).
You may be able to call your bank or credit Union and ask them to disable the feature - I know some banks will do this.
You can also use Privacy to create virtual cards, and cut them off whenever you want / set limits on them. I think you’re limited in how many you can use per month for free accounts though.