Virtual credit card number, for Citi or BOA..

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m20e3087
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Virtual credit card number, for Citi or BOA..

Postby m20e3087 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:33 am

I will be buying a special tool for my Volvo, which a garage sells in Canada. They don't have anyway of paying online, and they only take VISA and MC. Do BOA and Citi offer virtual credit card number? I want to use my BOA, so I won't be charged with a foreign transition fee. I am also thing buying a VISA gift card, and using it, but not sure if it will work or not.
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Postby CC Deville » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:21 pm

m20e3087 wrote:I will be buying a special tool for my Volvo, which a garage sells in Canada. They don't have anyway of paying online, and they only take VISA and MC. Do BOA and Citi offer virtual credit card number? I want to use my BOA, so I won't be charged with a forging transition fee. I am also thing buying a VISA gift card, and using it, but not sure if it will work or not.


Citibank offers virtual, one time account numbers, but as far as I know that is only for online purchases.

I don't think you have anything to worry about in Canada. There is very little fraud up there. Just keep an eye on your online account management after making the purchases. At the very worst if there is fraud you just call BofA and they will issue a new account number and you don't have to worry about anything else.

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Postby DavidNY » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:06 pm

BofA offers ShopSafe. You define a credit line and expiration date and can cancel the number at any time.

Why are you concerned about Canada?

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Postby m20e3087 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:36 pm

I am not worry about Canada, this a local Car repair place in Toronto that custom makes them.
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Postby CC Deville » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:34 pm

m20e3087 wrote:I am not worry about Canada, this a local Car repair place in Toronto that custom makes them.


Yeah, I wouldn't worry about Canada. They are arguably the most civilized people in the Western Hemisphere. Also, because they have Chip + PIN up there you would only have to worry about Internet usage. I would just use the card and watch your online account management for a few days to ensure that no weird transactions are coming through. It wouldn't be worth the hassle of trying to get virtual account numbers or Visa gift cards on the off chance that your card will be compromised by the Volvo place.

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Postby DavidNY » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:38 pm

CC Deville wrote:because they have Chip + PIN up there you would only have to worry about Internet usage.


They have plenty of magstripes too, and as long as Americans go there with their magstripe cards, magstripes will be around. On occasion, Canada is down there with respect to the US. (Windsor is south of Detroit, for example.)

CC Deville wrote: They are arguably the most civilized people in the Western Hemisphere.


Agreed.

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Postby cashnocredit » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:17 am

Citi's virtual CC is great for phone as well as online orders or any other unsecure situation. I've even emailed virtual CC info since once it has been used by the vendor it can't be used by anyone else but that vender. It's also easy to set a CL oand/or cancel it when done.



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