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Why is the entire address needed when paying for some bills online in the USA (US card, US merchant)?

Some merchants compare shipping and billing addresses as another security measure. Some even won't allow shipping to an address that doesn't match billing (especially for more high-value products). It ...
littleadv's user avatar
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Why is the entire address needed when paying for some bills online in the USA (US card, US merchant)?

There's a credit card verification protocol called "AVS" for "Address Verification Service". It's a way to verify an authorized user is making the purchase by verifying the billing ...
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Can I securely allow someone to make payment into my CC account?

tl;dr: No, most likely not - your credit card account simply cannot accept payments at all It is hard to prove a negative - however, I have never heard of a bank that offers a way for someone else to ...
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Can I securely allow someone to make payment into my CC account?

Like is it possible to set up some unique locator within my CC account that can only be paid into (meaning impossible to steal from me)? Your credit card number is that locator, so no. Virtual credit ...
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Why is the entire address needed when paying for some bills online in the USA (US card, US merchant)?

Zip code is sometimes used as additional verification of credit card, since that is information not on the card itself. Verifying the full billing address is better, but more hassle for the customer ...
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Can I securely allow someone to make payment into my CC account?

The best solution I know of is to use a funds transfer service like PayPal, and then have PayPal transfer the money to your bank account, followed by transferring money from the bank account to the ...
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