American Express Virtual Card is a prepaid virtual card that you can purchase online or get your account updated at your nearest American Express branch. You can then use this virtual card just like any other standard American express card – swipe it, sign for it and even receive monthly statements. The only difference is that you don’t have to pay for this virtual card. With an American Express Virtual Card, you can purchase online without making any changes to your real credit cards or bank accounts. Nobody needs to know that you are using a virtual card for all your online transactions.
American Express Virtual Cards are not available for everyone yet but since more and more people ask about it, then maybe American Express is getting ready to make it available for everyone.
We do not recommend buying an American Express Virtual Card unless you live in one of these countries: France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, and The UK. Otherwise there’s no point because your Credit card issuer or bank will either block the transaction or your bank statement (depending on the country and your bank’s policy) will reveal that American Express Virtual Card was used for this transaction and not the credit card. If you do live in either of these countries then you can use our tutorial to help you buy one:
The problem is, there are very few (if any) people selling them online and when they sell them, they don’t like to sell them cheap because the card is worth at least $20.
So for now, this is the best way to get an American Express Virtual Card.
If you live in any other country (besides the US, Canada, and Australia) then you can try asking us here or on our Facebook page. We will reply as fast as we can. Although it’s not guaranteed that we’ll be able to help out because we all need one as well.
Having your own American Express Virtual Card is like having a credit card without the credit limit since you can simply purchase it online and then use it instead of swiping or inserting your actual credit card into those online payment forms. Just make sure no one sees your Credit card details (number and expiration date) and you are good to go. You can even use it on sites that do not accept PayPal or AlertPay, just be careful when you try to purchase any items because your payment form will look exactly like this:
American Express Virtual Card is a prepaid credit card from American Express that gives people the opportunity to shop online without disclosing their personal information such as Credit card details, billing address and expiry date. You can use it just like a regular American Express card – swipe it or sign for it. The only difference is that you don’t have to pay anything since some companies like PayPal offers this alternative payment option on their site.
Warning: some online stores may need an actual credit card (debit card does not work) and if this is the case and your only option is PayPal, then click on “PayPal (Credit card)” which will allow you to use an actual credit or debit card.
How to get an American Express Virtual Card without paying for it?
You can pair your American Express Virtual Card with our system which will provide you with a US address when you sign up. This US address will be used in the shipping field on online stores that require you to have an actual billing address. All other information in the shipping field is yours, for example, name, phone number, etc…
This way your Credit card issuer or bank will not know that you are using an American Express Virtual Card for all your online transactions.
The same rule applies when you pay for something in a physical store, the cashier will swipe your Credit card and you’ll sign with it without disclosing your actual information (you can still use an American Express card that’s paired to our system because we link both cards together).