Credit card fraud is a scary deal, could be a one-time deal – or could be the start of identity theft – which is really serious. Fortunately this was a one-off.
Spoke with NewEgg on the subject, as follows:
Circumstances were very suspicious, will take some internal
action/review. Reviewed account and previous orders, to ensure that
everything was proper. Put a lock limit on my orders (I’ll have to
double verify certain purchases). Split charges is due to fulfillment
and tax requirements._
The CSA seemed to have authentic concern for the situation assured me they would look into it.
Single Use Credit Cards / Virtual Account Numbers
Learned about a number of new options for single-use credit cards – widely known as “Virtual Account Numbers”.
Bank of America Shopsafe – http://www.bankofamerica.com/privacy/index.cfm?template=learn_about_shopsafe
Citi appears to offer this as VAN: https://www.citibank.com/us/cards/vanpromo/cmc_pop/index2.htm
Chase and Wells Fargo did not have similar offerings.
Heard rumors that Paypal and Discover might offer something, if you know – post a link!