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Virtual Credit Card?
Thread poster: Hipyan Nopri

Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 14:35
English to Indonesian
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Jan 4, 2006

Hi everybody! A few day ago I found a site that offered virtual credit cards. It was mentioned that it is the most suitable alternative to conventional credit cards, particularly to translators in developing countries who may be unable to afford a credit card for the sake of their service payment from clients abroad.
Has anyone had any idea to share of the virtual credit card?
Here is the link:
http://www.card444.com/
Thanks so much for your invaluable input.


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Jianjun Zhang  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:35
English to Chinese
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Watch it out! Jan 4, 2006

Dear Hipyan Nopri,

I just browsed through the website. Besides its crippled English, unfinished website construction and a domain registration date as new as last June, the theory that's supposed to back up the idea is also flawed.

The card is valid only for one year and you have to pay them setup fees and fund uploading fees, altogether several times higher than the expenses you may pay to your credit card issuer. And it is a pre-paid card meaning it is more appropriately called a debit card than a credit card.

I can't figure out who in the world really needs this card. Or this site is itself a trick?


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Roman Bulkiewicz  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 10:35
Member (2004)
English to Ukrainian
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Check with your local banks Jan 4, 2006

They may be offering similar products along with "normal" plastic cards.

I have such a "virtual" debit card account for on-line payments. A good thing - you can keep only limited amounts of money there and not be afraid that someone will rip you off by getting your credit card info.


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