Has anyone tried/used the new PayPal Plug-In?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ratchet, Jun 9, 2008.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

    Feb 20, 2006
    Supposedly it will generate a Master Card debit number when purchasing from a site that doesn't accept PayPal. I installed it but kept a wary eye out for some fine print about a service charge but never did notice one. If this is truly free it's great. I hate doing business on the sites that require you create an account!
  2. jfd15

    jfd15 Registered Member

    Oct 12, 2007
    Sacramento, CA
    Yes, ive used it many times in the past few months....you can create a one-time virtual card or a multi-use virtual card....they both work excellent and never an extra charge - and the best part is that for the few sites that dont accept a plain old Debit/Check Card, this virtual Mastercard usually works....

    im not positive, but i think they could detect it if they want to but apparently
    they dont care.....some sites can detect if you are using the Visa Gift Cards
    that you can buy at Walgreens, etc. and some websites will decline those Gift Cards
  3. boonie

    boonie Registered Member

    Aug 5, 2007
    I use it as well. There are no hidden charges, it's truly free.
    I believe there are a number of banks that have implemented this as well (Chase, Citi).
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