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Single Use Credit Card from Paypal

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Evil Monkey, May 11, 2009.

  1. May 11, 2009 at 2:35 PM
    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

    Aug 8, 2007
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    Escondido, CA
    07 4x4 DC SR5 TRD Off-road
    Weathertech front & rear mats, rear suspension TSB, Toytec AAL for TSB, Hi-Lift Jack, Bilstein 5100 & Toytec Adjustable coilovers, Built Right UCAs, KMC XD 795 Hoss Wheels, Definity Dakota MTs 285/75R16, Leer XR, Thule Tracker II & Thule MOAB basket
    This is a pretty cool idea. It uses your Paypal account with a Plug-in from Paypal. Basically, it generates a 1-time use virtual credit card which is tied to your Paypal account and looks to a merchant like a Mastercard (even their billing shows Mastercard). The plugin, upon your approval, fills in the data for you on a merchant's site, including a 3-digit verification number. After the virtual credit card is used, it's no longer valid for subsequent purchases. So if the merchant got hacked and someone got the credit card number, it wouldn't do them any good. Paypal requires a credit card on file with them, which they charge when you use the virtual card. If you don't have enough on the credit card, it defaults to your checking account.

    It also works on sites that don't take Paypal.

    Here's the plug-in: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_vdc-plugin-intro

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