To get an American Express virtual credit card number, use Amex Express Checkout. This tool allows people to make purchases through the websites and apps of participating merchants using an Amex credit card but without revealing the actual card number. Amex instead generates a virtual credit card number that is tied to the card but unique to the merchant. So if hackers were to get access to the merchant’s records, they wouldn’t have the actual Amex card number and wouldn’t be able to use the card for fraudulent activities.
In order to use Amex Express Checkout to get a virtual card number, first click the “Amex Express Checkout” logo on the retailer’s site. Then, enter the login information for your online American Express account. Finally, choose which card you want to use, and Amex will generate the virtual card info for you to use for the purchase.
Just remember that virtual Amex credit card numbers are merchant-specific, so you can’t use them wherever you want. You’ll need to generate a new number each place you shop. Some notable merchants that participate in Amex Express Checkout include Walmart, Airbnb, Newegg, and Ticketmaster.