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Debit card rejected

shano

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Jan 8, 2006
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Im not sure where to put this. If this is in the wrong spot it can be moved. I sent in a party this morning, by 10 am, and this evening I found an email from the solution center asking me to call them. Two people used their cards and the cards were rejected. Has anyone had this problem before? I would like some advice. Thank you.
 

fruit76loop

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Sep 13, 2005
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It happens!

Credit cards and debit cards get declined all of the time! :eek: I just call the customer and tell them I need to confirm their CC# to make sure I didn't put the # or expiration date in wrong. If the # or date was wrong, that was your problem! :rolleyes:

If the information is correct, I tell the customer that their card was declined and ask them what form of payment they would like to use instead. Many are happy to either have you run the same card again, or give you another card, or pay cash. (if a debit card is declined, I won't take a check...just in case it bounces!)

I let the customer know that they whole show is on hold until we get payment resolved. Then call HO with your payment resolution! :D
 

jessica_momof6

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Feb 24, 2006
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on debit cards, sometimes they can be declined because the purchase is larger than the daily limit is set on their card...or if it is a newer card and they haven't made a purchase like that, so fraud picks up on it-and declines it until they can get ahold of the customer to verify they are in possession of the card. there can also be a pending deposit that has not been added to the available balance yet.
ask me how I know all this ;) :p

Does anyone just try to run it a second time before they call-or do you call right away?
 

DebbieSAChef

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Jan 17, 2006
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HAve them do it manually!!!

I have had this happen a couple of times with a specific bank card, (I have one also), and I just asked them to enter it in manually. Sometimes with the security code on back it must be entered manually. Then it is fine! Try that. Paying with CC is so much better than having to deal with checks. For some reason some cards have to be entered this way. Thanks, Debbie
 

shano

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Jan 8, 2006
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Thanks for all the advice! I had to call the resolution dept. Turns out a guest who ordered on the website entered her number wrong but then the second one was my fault!! I entered her expiration date wrong. Boy, do I feel stupid about that. I got lucky and it was an important lesson. :eek: Thanks!
 

ChefNic

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Jun 22, 2005
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I had a CC declined, and the owner of the card couldn't figure it out! It was a new card, she only used it once to buy gas for about $15...
After much confusion and talking back and forth with HO and the CC holder(Host)... Home Office said, 'we'll run it as a debit card'... that worked... Running it as a CC versus a Debit card made a difference... :confused:
 
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