These days, many online services or apps require a credit card number, even if you only want a free trial. Not everyone is happy to give their credit card number out to just anyone and it isn’t wise these days – every day there are new stories of hacking and it doesn’t do to make it easy for the hackers. Plus there are a lot of companies online that will happily take your card number and either give you nothing in return or disappear.
Do you want to know how to get around this?
It’s simple – all you need is a free credit card number!
Getting one is simpler than you might think. There is an online service that is reputable and provides you with a free credit card number to use with these services. The card number is generated using an algorithm and is a dummy so don’t think you will be able to generate numbers to go on a spending spree online – none of the generated numbers can be used for this.
These numbers are placed in a format that is accepted for passing computer checks, that’s all. They will have an issuer ID number and any other information that is required and they will all work for when you need a card number to secure a free trial, without the expense incurred if you forget to cancel.
So, how do you get these dummy card numbers? By using one of two credit card number generators.
Using a Credit Card Number Generator:
- Go to http://www.getcreditcardnumbers.com/
- Choose the credit card provider you want a number for, i.e. American Express, Visa, MasterCard etc.
- Choose the format you want the data presented in – JSON is the most common
- Choose how many entries you want
- Click on Generate and a list of credit card numbers for that provider will be given
You can also check that these card numbers will pass an online check using another service:
- Go to https://www.validcreditcardnumber.com/
- Input one of the card numbers from your list
- Click on the Click to Validate button and the number will be checked for you.
As we said earlier, don’t try using these numbers for making purchases; they won’t work and you could find yourself in trouble for fraud.
Using the credit card generator is great for those that want a dummy credit card number for free trials and so on. It’s also great of those who require several numbers, for whatever reason, as you can generate files that contain hundreds of numbers in a choice of formats, including CSV, XML, and JSON. The only time you will run into trouble with the number is if the website you use it on wants to validate it. These are not real so the validation will fail and you won’t be able to go any further.
Android users get to use an app that does the same thing for them but, as of now, there isn’t anything similar for iOS users. If you follow us on Facebook we’ll keep you updated with all the latest news.