Privacy.com

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
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Description of App

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 “myname+service@gmail.com”, 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.

Benefits:

- 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.

Version

2.14.0

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

As of the latest version, the app is now much more accessible, though there is still room for improvement.
More buttons are now properly labeled, making the app easier to navigate.
Most of all, it is now possible to edit existing cards with VoiceOver, though the actual button to edit the card is unlabeled.
When viewing a card, if you need to see the whole card number, you can double tap on the element that starts with "Masked PAN ending in".
The first unlabeled element on the edit screen is the back button.
The second unlabeled element you will come to on that screen is to either pause or resume the card being viewed. VoiceOver may say "Possibly: Pause", or "Possibly: Play", depending on the state of the card.
The third unlabeled element is the edit button. The fourth unlabeled element is for editing the branding on the card, though as the app says, this will not change the merchant that the card is locked to.

iOS Version

13.3.1

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

The improvements to this app are fantastic. It should now be possible to access every function of this app.

Developer's Twitter Username

@PrivacyHQ

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Jason SW 4 months 3 weeks ago

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Comments

Submitted by Jessica Brown on Friday, March 20, 2020

Does that mean they send you a physical card for every store you shop at? Also, something smells fishy to me. Is faking your name on the credit card even legal?

Submitted by Jason SW on Saturday, March 21, 2020

In reply to by Jessica Brown

No, They are virtual cards. You only get the number, expiration date and CVV of each card. Privacy doesn't offer physical cards at this time.
I'm pretty sure putting any name on an order is fine. They would have had to get approval for that with their debit card processors/banks first.