I have a Discover Card, and they have virtual CC numbers. Their system is such that, the first place to run a charge through is the only place that can run a charge through. Meaning, if I buy something at discountbooksale.com with a Discover Card virtual CC number, nobody can take that number and make a purchase anywhere else. I realize this is not exactly what you're looking for (seems like you want to be able to set a purchase limit on the virtual CC number or be able to cancel it after the initial purchase), but I use these all the time. You can contact Discover Cust Serv and cancel a virtual CC number, but cannot do so on your own.
Another option for you is to buy a prepaid Visa card. It costs a little more than its face value, but there's no way they can rip you off after the purchase.
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Sorry but i still dont know what to do. I want to make sure, i wont get charged the bogus charges after i buy from them. and i want to make sure i dont hurt my credit in anyway, so i dont want to apply for a new credit card. any other ideas.
Check out your local cvs or walgreen. They is always prepaid CC , no information is required. Example.
Say I wanted to buy a $20.00 prepaid visa card at CVS. I would pay an additional $2-3 fee for buying the card/convenience as charged by whoever bank is backed on this visa card. So $23.00 fee for buying this $20.0 prepaid visa card at CVS. I can then use this prepaid card for buying online items, as credit at stores w/o giving any of my contact information.
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