I didn't want to use my CC on the Droid so I got a pre-paid CC just for buying apps. No big deal to get it and I don't have to worry about security on the phone.
1. A CC through my bank. Chase in this case.
2. A VERY low limit.
3. Bank informed that is only going to be used for online purchases.
4. Set that purchases will only be made with US located companies. Got caught on this when I purchased a 0.99 Euro app. Got a call within minutes from Chase asking about it. I've now set a 5 Euro/5 Pound charge limit.
5. Most importantly: As this card is through my bank and I do 99.9% of my banking online I check the transaction record daily for this card. Just takes a minute or two to do so.
There are a number of articles available that compare Google Checkout to Paypal and they are essentially the same when it comes to security and fraud protection. I also read a while back that Google changed their fee structure to match Paypal.
I will say this, though. There are inherent risks that just go along with doing business on the internet and there's no such thing as privacy in cyberspace.You're naive if you think otherwise.
Snowman, below is possibly a solution for you. Contact me if interested.
Credit CARD processing+ISO-Certified Toners
Hello Droid Forum folks:
I have a solution for small vendors who wish to process credit cards.
One person asked re: PCI compliance. You must process in a manner that is PCI compliant for your own and your client's protection.
The very best way to accept payment with credit cards is to swipe the CC through a terminal device that must ensure PCI compliance, otherwise you are "toast".The device I speak of is smaller than your hand, is not fragile and this behavior encodes the CC data prior to that data entering your computer, prior to sending it onto the web.
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If someone makes a purchase with your credit card and its not you, the merchant gets ****ed over, not you, because they didn't properly check ID/Signature, its in the terms merchants sign to get a merchant account. You get fully refunded with no hit to your credit rating.
People who get really stressed out when they lose their credit card boggle my mind.
Guys seriously ... EVEN IF you get your information stolen .. I HIGHLY doubt you have enough money for them to benefit. Not to mention if you have a credit card company in 2010 that would hold you liable for those charges, you should have to pay them out of ignorance.
I'm pretty sure they're only 1 time use though, since I have to get a new one for every app (which I rarely purchase anyway). They have an exp. date of next month, but I had to put in 2 numbers for 2 app purchases on the same day.
Please do not text, place or answer calls while driving. Be responsible.
Let me Google that for you