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Anonymous Prepaid Credit Cards (Update)

By Patrick | April 2, 2007

So far I’m enjoying my Vanilla Visa prepaid debit card. I used it three times this past weekend with no problems what so ever. I do have one obstacle I am going to need to find a solution for: the maximum dollar amount of a card. Currently, the maximum dollar amount of a Vanilla Visa card that you can purchase is $100.

I could go through $100 in a weekend, so it could get expensive paying $5.95 for every $100 card. I’m going to keep looking for a card that I could load with $500 or so. My other alternative is to just use the “clean card”, as I like to call it, with a little discretion. I’ll keep you posted.

Topics: Anonymity | 2,070 Comments »

2,070 Responses to “Anonymous Prepaid Credit Cards (Update)”

  1. Ryan Barrett Says:
    April 16th, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    thanks for the plug in your original article! just so you know, i’ve been using simon gift cards, , for a while now, and i love them. you can load up to $500, no personal info required, and you get both a physical card and an online-ready card number and CCV2. even better, you can attach any name or address to the card online, so that merchants who use AVS will still take the card.

  2. privacy guy Says:
    April 17th, 2007 at 9:42 am

    Hey Ryan,

    I’ve read about you using the Simon gift cards. These would be perfect except for one large caveat. There are no Simon Mall or affiliate locations in my area, so that would mean I would have to purchase one online. Which means using a credit/debit card, which means no more anonymity.

    So, this is a perfect solution for those who are close to a Simon Mall Center because then the individual could pay cash for his prepaid card. Alas, my search will continue.

    Thanks for the comment though Ryan! Glad you’ve kept the anonymous prepaid debit card thread going for so long on your own site.

  3. Beth Says:
    April 30th, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    What about the Green Dot prepaid credit card? They sell them at Walgreens, RiteAid, etc.

  4. cowboyup910 Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Green dot requires SSN when you call to active. There is a temporarily card in the package when you buy them at Walgreen’s, CVS, etc.

    The Vanilla card is probably the only “Anonymous Prepaid Credit Cards”. It can get pricey with fees, but its a price of business.

  5. Antwerp Says:
    August 20th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Patrick, vanilla visa has up to $500 available.


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