PayPal Single-Use or Multiple-Use Secure CardMay 17, 2008 – 7:27 PM
For those of you that do not know, Paypal allows their registered users to generate temporary MasterCard credit card numbers on the fly to be used on websites that do not allow secure payment methods such as PayPal or Google Checkout.
When you log into your PayPal account, you should see a Tools box on the left and a link to the PayPal Plug-In. Click this link. (no actual “install” required)
This takes you to the Plug-In homepage. You should see and click on the Secure Cards link on the left.
This takes you to your list of Secure Cards that are already generated, if any.
Click the Generate New Card button to start the process of generating a new single-use or multiple-use credit card.
That’s it! Once generated, you can now use this new temporary MasterCard number on any website that you don’t trust with your real credit card information.