If you are only worried about identity thief and is willing to fork out couple extra dollar to protect yourself against that, you could go buy visa gift cards.
This is the method that I buy gran with.
If you get visa gift cards from bank, you pay 3.95$ per gift card, of course in addition to the amount you want to put in it. (Some banks require you to have an account with them for you to buy gift cards from them, some don't)
Also, if you get them from the bank, you usually have to wait anywhere from a couple of hours to 24 hours before you can use it, if all is well.
If they had problems loading the card, they would have to chase down the problem, etc, and could take up to a week to get it fixed.
(Happened to me once)
One more thing, when buying visagiftcards from bank, You also have to log onto the visagiftcard website to activate them too, by entering in some information.
If you get visa gift cards from stores, like CVS, they have preloaded gift cards that are of 100$, 50$, 25$, etc value. Loading fees on those are around 6$, 5$, 4$ -ish respectively.
These are loaded instantly, can be used right away without any info or anything, only catch is that these are 2-3$ more than the bank ones.
When using visagiftcards, we don't need to give out information, other than to the bank(if you got it from the bank).
When I use it to buy gran, I just log in to my account, click on cashier, click on amount, and click on credit card, then type in the giftcard number. That is all there is to it.
Last edited by Gota
on Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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