Get a new virtual card for every purchase for free. Set spending limits, make one time-use cards, or cards that only work at certain merchants. Join over 100,000+ users that have saved $100 million by blocking unwanted charges due to compromised cards, hidden fees, and forgotten subscriptions.
Lifehacker says it's like creating a Gmail address like “firstname.lastname@example.org”, but for your card number.
Forget about credit card fraud, data breaches, or having to update billing information at all the services you use when a card gets hacked. Foil fraudsters, keep you personal information safe and take back control of your online spending!
Privacy cards may be used everywhere major debit cards are accepted.
- Complete Control - Set max charge limits on each card and close any card with just a swipe.
- Private Payments - Spend anonymously. Use a fake name when you pay. It’s nobody's business what you buy.
- Foil Fraudsters - Cards are automatically locked to the first merchant they're used at. So you're safe even if the merchant gets breached.
- Stop Subscriptions - Set a max charge or make your card single use, so you'll never forget to cancel one of those pesky "30 day free trials."
- Completely free - We make money from merchants, just like a debit or credit card. We won’t ever sell your information or surprise you with any hidden fees.
Fixed a crash affecting some users running older versions of iOS
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I don’t understand the negative reviews.
I see several reviews that are quite negative. This service has been indispensable for me. Works great. Their support is fairly responsive (a little slow, but always within 24 hours). The only issue I have is that it takes a long time for refunds to come in (but they do come in, but you’ll end up waiting a day or two for them to show up).
Really great service for online purchases and for use with any services you may want to cancel in the future (great to use to pay bills like internet service so they can’t take your money if you want to cancel).
The only other issue I’ve had is there’s a few places I purchased and it got flagged and declined because privacy marked it as a “threat seller”. Which doesn’t make sense because that’s the whole reason I was using a burner card. Obviously if they’ve already requested the money then they have the card number anyways. So, I don’t really see why I shouldn’t have the option to allow the one payment.
Seriously though...this app is one of my favorite things of all time.
Stellar service, subpar app
Privacy is an absolutely fantastic service that I use religiously to manage my service subscriptions and send anonymous donations. I use its burner card feature to ensure I don't get charged for forgetting about my free trials. Everyone should use it, it's a no-brainer.
Compared to their web interface, I've noticed occasional interface hiccups when trying to change card details in the past - popups not respecting the keyboard, the interface not updating after I change the spend limit on a card, small stuff like that. Part of this is undoubtedly caused by my old SE being a bit of a design edge-case, but the service's design is excellent and these issues are all that's holding it back from being a perfect example of how to bring a service from web to iOS.
I'll continue using Privacy as long as I can either way, it's absolutely fantastic. Hopefully as time goes on, the app's stability will improve and the experience will get even better.
Privacy suspended my account and has not responded my emails about refunding me the remaining credit on my account. A customer support representative sent me an email on 6/5 saying they decided to suspend my account and were unable to “share any details about the many factors that go into these decisions”. It is not 6/15 and I have yet to hear back. This is deeply concerning and unethical. I have almost $70 in credits that I cannot use due to them suspending my account all without offering an explanation or just cause. These credits were given to me by a Privacy rep because of an issue I had using one of their cards for purchases that later were refunded (the refunds never actually made it back my bank account, and the rep then issued that credit). Since they issued the credit I had not used my account at all, hence why the $70 in credits were unused. Do yourself a favor do not download this app they will take your money, suspend you, and not respond to you after.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.