Twitter is still all the rage so let’s use it efficiently and effectively!
Way back when, like pre-Y2K, a few credit card companies offered virtual card numbers, one-time-use cards that would allow us to “safely” buy things from that new thing called the Internet. Fast forward to 2009, and more companies like PayPal and some banks offered these too. We’ll take a look at where things are today, now that companies have the all too common problem of customer databases being hacked and the info sold globally.
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9 Tips For Twitter
- Take advantage of a Twitter list.
- Use Twitter Advanced search.
- Awesome Twitter profile.
- Find and use relevant hashtags.
- Collaborate with others
- Share great content
- Twitter ads
- Optimize for mobile
- Always deliver value
Virtual Credit Cards
Bank of America still offers ShopSafe. Citi says they offer Virtual Account Numbers (VANs), but good luck finding a card with this feature. Privacy.com has virtual debit cards
Create a new card for each online shop/account.
Set transaction limits
Set card expiration dates (good for subscription services)
A common question; refunds to an expired card will work. The funds go back into your account.
A browser extension for Chrome and Firefox. Safari and IE/Edge are on the way
iOS and Android apps
Get push notifications about virtual card activity or abuse attempts.
Acts as a debit card. Privacy.com needs ACH access to your bank account. Their security seems tight, but you’ll have to decide for yourself if this is just trading one risk for another.
Cards are locked to a single merchant.
Bank of America ShopSafe: free with account
Privacy.com: free. They make their money from the card processor interchange fees.
Links from the Show
BoA ShopSafe – ShopSafe Online Shopping Security Enhancement
Privacy – privacy.com