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Pro Tips

  • How to Get and Use a Virtual Card Number

    04/21/2021
    Not all card issuers offer virtual card numbers, but a few of them do, including Capital One, Citi, and Netspend.1To get a virtual card number for your Netspend Account, sign in to your Online Account Center to create your temporary number. You'll select which prepaid card you want to link to the virtual card number.
  • Paying with Your Digital Wallet or Phone: What You Need to Know

    11/24/2020
    If you've shopped your favorite store lately, you may have noticed signs letting you know that you can now pay with your phone. With this method of payment growing in popularity, even smaller shops are getting in on the trend. What should you know about using your phone or digital wallet to pay? Here are the basics, along with the perks you can get when you make the switch.
  • Pro Tip: How to Pay with Your Digital Wallet

    12/17/2019
    Going digital has certainly changed the way we listen to music and watch TV, so it should come as no surprise that it’s changed the way we pay for things too. Now you can make purchases using what’s called your digital wallet. And don’t worry, if you’re not really sure what a digital wallet is or how to use it, we’ll get to all that and more.
  • Pro Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Fraud with a Virtual Account

    11/22/2019
    In a world where data breaches are all too common, using a Virtual Account can help protect you from fraudulent charges when you shop online or by phone. If you’re familiar with digital wallets, Virtual Accounts are similar in that they use a digital account number. However, they provide an added level of protection because a Virtual Account is temporary and doesn’t use your main Netspend Card Account number. In fact, not only is the 16-digit card number different, so is the expiration date and 3-digit security code.
  • Your 2018 Tax Refund FAQs

    04/12/2018
    We’ve put together the answers to the most common tax questions we receive from Netspend Prepaid Cardholders, so you’ll be prepared when you file your taxes this year. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, check our main FAQs or contact customer service at 1-866-387-7363.
  • Pro Tip: Authorization Holds

    01/12/2016
    Let's say one morning you get up, you get ready for work, and stop for gas along the way. You use your Netspend card to pay at the pump, fill up your tank, and you're on your way. Later in the day you check your balance and notice that your balance is almost $100 dollars less than where you left it!