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I wish expiring credit card numbers existed to kill this sort of online quasi-scam (let's call it what it is).

I'd like to say, "$0.99 a week for 4 weeks? Cool, here's a temporary number that expires in exactly one month. Please cut my subscription off after then."

Of course, I suspect that the benefit of the entrenched system in the US for everyone but consumers will guarantee that this will be really difficult to accomplish in reality.




> I wish expiring credit card numbers existed

Many banks actually offer exactly this feature. You set a dollar limit and an expiry date. E.g. Bank of America ShopSafe: https://www.bankofamerica.com/privacy/accounts-cards/shopsaf... My Swedish bank offers the same thing and even has an app to generate card #s


> My Swedish bank offers the same thing and even has an app to generate card

That's a really great idea that I've never seen before - would love to see more banks have this feature


Which Swedish bank is that? My bank used to offer expiring VISA cards but removem them claiming 3D Secure offers the same protection. (Obviously it does not...)


Swedbank still support "e-kort" as they call them


Discover used to offer this. Linked to a separate subdomain and used a Flash applet to generate the card numbers. Then after a couple of years they cancelled it without explanation.


privacy.com offers this.


CC companies would never go for that. But an independant like Apple might be able to with their temporary CC number system that they have already.


Uuuh, this exists at A LOT of banks.




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