Privacy.com

Get a new virtual card for every transaction

#3 Product of the MonthMarch 2016
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Privacy.com is an innovative way to protect your personal information over the internet. Are you feeling uncomfortable using your credit card online? Privacy.com has the perfect solution - it creates a virtual card that masks your bank statements for your online payments.

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39 Reviews3.4/5
Only available in the US at the moment but I really want to try it 😭
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@bentossell Looks very useful. Doesn't your bank offer a similar service? That's something pretty "standard" in France. Without the browser extension of course..
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@bentossell entropay is a pretty similar alternative that works worldwide!
@gregoiregilbert @bentossell not here in the US - this is pretty much an unheard of concept
@j_nce @gregoiregilbert @bentossell Citi does offer cards where you can generate tons of virtual cards
.@bentossell Me too. Please make it available in Germany! This is so cool!
Hi all - Privacy.com co-founder here. I’m super excited to announce that we’re live in the US, after being basically heads-down for the past 20 months. We’ve been neck-deep on the card issuing side of payments (BIN sponsorship, ACH, processing, AML / KYC), so happy to field any questions on that front. Give it a try - we'd love to hear your feedback. Thank you! P.S. Your first $5 donation to watsi.org is on us :)!
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@bolingj this looks great. congrats. when can we expect to see this service hitting the UK?
@mrandydavis It's in our long term roadmap, but unfortunately no firm timeframe yet :(.
@bolingj When will you be available in Europe? Will you be SEPA compatible?
@bolingj Congrats on this. I have been waiting on something like this ever since Paypal shutdown their version of it. I plan to sign up shortly and give it a shot. I hope you guys solved the 1 issue that I have had with the paypal one in ages past is that some sites would see the card as not real or invalid or non-existent. Hopefully you guys got that kink worked out. P.S. Just finished signing up, I love that your Chase linking happened instantly. The second I hit next, it already had my 2 accounts ready to choose from. Superbly done. I assume you guys are using Plaid? as Yodlee is vastly slower in that department (used to work in a Fintech startup)
@daegalus Thank you! We are using Plaid. They are the best :).
That's the kind of products that make you smile 5 seconds after landing in the homepage. Few words, 1 illustration and boom: you feel a pain going away. Great job Boling.
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@kachchani Thank you!
@kachchani I concur. The entire onboarding process from sign up through linking a bank account to paying on Watsi is absolutely beautiful.
Great execution. Just curious though, is there way to track the transaction to the original credit card or is it some sort o encrypted? And BTW, that's a great domain you have. How did you get it? 🙈
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@ldesserrey not answered for 2 years, nice

Privacy.com is perfect for free trials. No more setting a calendar reminder to cancel your account.

Just create a burner card with a $1 limit, and the whole cancellation process will work itself out. 😬

Pros:

Prevents your credit card from being stolen. Perfect for free trials.

Cons:

Can't be used for in-store transactions like Final.com

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What's Final.com?