Use Temporary Credit Cards for Safety and to Avoid Repeat Billing
This is a great way to add some extra security to your online purchases. It’s also a way to avoid repeat billing from sneaky vendors (like antivirus subscriptions) or overbilling. Most card issuers have them (usually called “safe shopping” cards or “gift cards”). While the gift card type of card simply runs out, the safe shopping cards let you do things like choose the card’s spending limit, expiration date, and more. That way, you can make sure that automatic billing doesn’t kick in unless you absolutely want it to. Vendors can’t charge you if there’s no money left on the card. Another security feature is that if anyone ever gets a hold of your account information, all they can get is the amount of the balance on the card, or the amount of the spending limit (if you have that type of card).