In the previous Blog article, you learned about how to obtain an IP (Internet Protocol) address through VPN (Virtual Private Network). In this article, we will discuss how to use that IP address to make a digital payment. It’s no secret that overseas merchants love doing business with new users because they have fewer chargebacks (i.e., fraudulent transactions). However, making a purchase through a VPN is more complicated than making a regular purchase online. That’s because once you log in through a VPN, you have to use a new payment method (e.g., credit card). If you’re not used to making digital payments, it can feel a little daunting to log in, make a purchase, and then log back out. Here’s a simple flowchart that illustrates how to use a VPN and make a digital payment:
Find a VPN that supports the currency you usually use (e.g., USD, GBP, or EUR). Once you make the payment, you will be connected to the VPN server and given a login screen like this:
You can use the login credentials you were given to access your local network, which will allow you to download apps, access files, etc.
To make a purchase, you need to click on the store that you want to visit. After you click on the store, you will be redirected to the payment page. On this page, click on the Pay Now button to continue to the next screen.
The next screen will allow you to review the order you just placed. If everything looks good, click on the Submit Order button.
You will now be connected to the VPN server and returned to your desktop. To log back out, click on the Logout button on the upper right corner of the window.
You can now log back in to your regular Internet connection without any restrictions. If you’re not sure whether or not VPN services support your chosen currency, simply check the documentation.
Keeping your personal and payment information secure is very important and something we take very seriously. The providers we recommended in our previous article are all fully endorsed by Google and Apple which have been vetted for security. In other words, you can have peace of mind that your personal information will be safe.