Online credit card fraud is a big problem. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were over 1,100 data breaches last year and 171 million records exposed as a result of these breaches. In addition, as many as 46% of all Americans have been impacted by data breaches in the past 5 years according to research by ACI Worldwide.
One way to fight back against hackers and protect yourself against this massive surge in data breaches is to generate unique card numbers for all of your online purchases. These unique card numbers give you more control over your online security and can be turned off or limited in real time, with just a few clicks (without impacting your other merchant relationships). Unique card numbers can be an invaluable part of your online security toolkit in keeping yourself safe online.