Using your debit card to shop online can be a risky proposition. Try a burner, instead.
Privacy.com, which started on Tuesday, lets users set up virtual cards that can be used for a single purchase or recurring charges at a specific merchant. Funds are drawn from a linked, existing bank account.
"When you look at millennial shoppers, the vast majority of them use debit cards," privacy co-founder and CEO Bo Jiang said. Earlier this year, a Bankrate.com report found that nearly two-thirds of younger millennials don't even have a credit card.
For holiday purchases, debit is still a big player. Among millennials, 56 percent plan to shop with a debit card, versus 41 percent of shoppers overall, according to a NerdWallet.com analysis.
That habit can be great for your budget, but it's one consumer advocates warn against with cyberthieves keen to capture your personal and financial information.