Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Business Finance

Burner credit cards protect your privacy, keep you from overspending generates virtual card numbers that protect your security and privacy when you shop online.

privacy credit cards

For your eyes only

I’d be hard pressed to think that someone, somewhere hasn’t had their credit card hacked. And always at the worst possible time. You know the drill: You discover a transaction that occurred in Istanbul and you don’t remember when you were there. So you call your credit card company and the card is shut down and you are stranded (maybe not literally) without a card for at least a week until you get a new card.

The solution? Don’t use your credit card. Well that’s not really an option. How about a prepaid credit card? I think we’re getting warmer.

How about

Safety first

As startups go, at least this one has your best interests in mind. Privacy is the first payments product that keeps your personal information private. And the best thing is, it’s even easier than using your regular credit card online. Privacy Visa cards may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

According to their FAQ, “ generates virtual card numbers that protect your security and privacy when you shop online.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The virtual cards are locked down to a single merchant and you can make them single-use (burner cards) and set transaction or monthly spending limits on them.

Privacy connects directly to your bank account, so you only need to have a bank account at one of our supported financial institutions to use Privacy.”

Stay connected will issue you a random 16-digit Visa card number that you can use at merchants that accept Visa debit cards. You can set spending limits, controls, and close this virtual card anytime you want. Your bank account isn’t charged on card creation. It is only charged when you decide to actually spend using the card you generate.

What’s more, Privacy currently supports Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox. It’s also available in the iOS App store. Support for Safari and Internet Explorer is said to be coming online soon.

Most big banks accepted

Privacy covers most banks: Bank of America, Capital One 360, Charles Schwab, Chase, Citibank, Fidelity, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC Bank, SunTrust, TD Bank, US Bank, USAA, and Wells Fargo. As the concept grows in popularity so does the user list. Every time you spend using a Privacy card, the merchant or website pays a fee (called interchange) to Visa and the issuing bank. This fee is shared with Privacy.

That’s how they make their money and how the service remains FREE for users.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Hackers are getting increasingly skilled in their attempts to invade our personal security. is doing its part to stay one step ahead of the con and keep consumers safe.


Written By

Nearly three decades living and working all over the world as a radio and television broadcast journalist in the United States Air Force, Staff Writer, Gary Picariello is now retired from the military and is focused on his writing career.



  1. Pingback: This company can steal data from your smartphone in SECONDS - The American Genius

  2. Pingback: Simple tips to stay safe while shopping online this holiday season - The American Genius

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.



Business News

(BUSINESS NEWS) When it comes to credit cards there are dozens of options for perks, points and companies. But November will bring in the...

Tech News

(TECH NEWS) Spam calls aren't new, but what robocalls can do with your voice makes you vulnerable. These apps can creatively safeguard you and...

Opinion Editorials

(OPINION EDITORIAL) Millennials are becoming less and less likely to get into credit card debt, and there is a fear surrounding the idea of...

Business Finance

While customers complain that stores are not offering the chip payment option for their own convenience, retailers are telling a different story.

The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.