We buy more and more online these days. So our card details are out there in so many places – and can be in the hands of bad players.
Many online-only banks offer ‘virtual’ cards. These are cards that can be used several times or just once. In the latter case this is great for a site that you are not sure about.
Even if you don’t have an account that offers this but do have an iPhone you can create these cards through Apple Pay. Google offers the same for Android users, but so far only in the USA.
Good points are that you can use the card just as many times as you want, cancel it if suspicious things start happening and set up a new one.
However, some vendors won’t accept them for subscriptions and if you cancel the card it is hard to get a refund, but it is a useful method to get another level of security.