I’ve had trouble with American Express cards, both registered and un-registered and tend to avoid them now.
I’ve never had problems with Visa or Mastercard cards at any merchant. I’ve always paid with cash and I have never been asked for any identification.
Purchasing goods with these cards doesn’t make much sense, since any physical item will require a real shipping address, but it’s an attractive option for paying for services.
One could use an anonymous debit card to purchase VPN and prepaid cell phone services, both of which will contribute to preserving the privacy of your electronic communications.
And in some areas it’s hard to even rent without a good credit history (it’s not an issue where I live).
As long as the name and address you enter while registering the card is the same that you provide the merchant, the AVS check will pass.The non-reloadable prepaid cards that you’re looking for will be somewhere on the same rack.They’ll be labeled as gift cards and tend to only be available in fixed amounts.Of course, with his credit history, he can’t get a car loan on his own, or a mortgage, so life isn’t perfect. Stay debt-free and frugal, and you can bank your income and live a credit-free life.That’s not the life for many people, of course, because as with anything, there are trade-offs.Here are some ideas for living a credit-free life, if that appeals to you (if it doesn’t, skip this article and don’t start a debate in the comments! Prepaid debit cards are sold as gift cards at many stores and offered by Visa, Mastercard and American Express.When purchasing a prepaid card for anonymous use, it’s important to avoid cards which are reloadable.The reloadable cards usually involve actual credit and, as such, require a social security number to be activated.Visa, Mastercard, and American Express prepaid cards can be purchased at most grocery and drug stores.These stores will usually have a rack somewhere with a wide selection of store-specific gift cards, for places such as Amazon and i Tunes, as well as calling cards, prepaid cell-phone cards and reloadable debit cards.