Questions tagged [debit-card]

This tag is to be used for any question related to debit cards. If the question is specific on legality, it should be accompanied by a country tag. In case the debit card is being issued in one country and used in another, the question should indicate this clearly and/or use multiple country tags.

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Unrecognized debit card charge

This monday i got an email from my bank saying that i have an unrecognized charge from my debit card. That is an old debit card( about a year and a half i no longer use), with no money in the account,...
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What does the ATM error message “085-CVR CHECK FAILED” mean?

Today when I tried to withdraw money from the ATM. My transaction was declined, I received this message The transaction dated 08-Jun-19 20:44:31 through card ending 7123 has been declined due to 085-...
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Can I get a confirmation that a pending card transaction details are real?

I'm going to make a deal over the Internet with a payment onto my Mastercard debit card (for providing some service online); a part of the payment will be done up front. I'll have a (not editable or ...
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Why would a site such as Craigslist not accept pre-paid debit cards?

I tried to post a classified ad on Craigslist and found that they do not accept pre-paid debit cards. Why could that be?
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received a credit to the card used to purchase a trip —how do I access that amount into my own checking account

I received a credit to a credit card account I used to purchase a airline ticket. Trip was cancelled and the refund went into that credit card account and there is a zero balance, but a $560 credit ...
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Is it bad etiquette to use a credit or debit card to pay for single figure amounts at the POS

This question might be subjective, but I would like to listen to opinions, if possible. Ever since I got mugged on campus, I only carry enough cash to pay for bus travel. All other payments are made ...
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Scammer wants details and credentials for my empty & unused bank account. What could go wrong?

Some guy wants to use my bank account info (user and password) and he also wants me to ship my card he said with 0 dollars on it. It's a debit card and I don't really use the account anymore it has ...
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Is there a way to know the number of a lost debit card?

I am stuck in the situation where I want to know the card number of my lost debit card (lost in 2013). I have an account in the Bank of India. I checked all my entries in bank pass-books but there is ...
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Should one keep expired debit/credit cards or at least their information in the United States?

Should one keep expired debit/credit cards or at least keep track of their information (e.g., card number, expiration date, card holder name on the card, issuance date, bank name, type of card) in the ...
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Prepaid VISA Debit Card declined on Amazon.com

So I tried to make a purchase on Amazon.com using my Prepaid Visa Debit Card but it was declined, they said: We have canceled your recent Amazon.com order(s) because we are unable to charge your ...
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Any way to get a debit card as a minor without parent consent?

Yes, this question has been asked before, but never really answered. Most questions involve a credit card, which in this case I'm asking about a debit card. Hi, I'm a 16 year old student facing some ...
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Using credit/debit card details vs swiping a card in a payment (credit card) terminal

I was given by a seller an option to come to their office and swipe my credit/debit card there in their payment terminal. Because it's a long way to get to their office, I asked the seller if he ...
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Potential phishing scam?

Made a large purchase order on a site with a safe Norton rating and A+ BBB rating. Noticed I put the wrong shipping address, called the number on the site, and I got the order canceled and received an ...
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Can you withdraw or transfer money from a prepaid debit card?

My new employer is to give me my relocation money in form of a prepaid debit card that will be valid for one year. Can I withdraw all the money from the card at ATMs? Can I transfer the money from the ...
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How do scammers / money launderers profit from loans to victims?

Recently, I had an investor [scammer] offer to loan my company money. It was to be posted directly into my accounts — equal amounts in my checking and savings accounts. There were no conditions that ...
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Paying by voice - what is its transaction type

When I purchase something through voice virtual assistant, for example order Pizza through my Echo-Alexa - is it written in card schemes (Visa/Mastercard) as a Card-Not-Present (CNP) transaction or it'...
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Risks of sending debit/credit cards via conventional mail

If a bank mails a credit/debit card in an envelope isn't there a risk that somewhere on its way the envelope will be scanned and the card number, expiration date and CVV code will be extracted? As ...
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Is a debit card dangerous for an account with low balance and no overdraft protection?

I have a checking account that I keep very little money in. I use a debit card as a credit card at shops, and at the ATM. I have turned off overdraft protection on the checking account. I've heard ...
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Is it possible for a merchant to withdraw money from a debit card without knowing the PIN?

I am from India. Recently I went to a store and bought some goods. After I was handed my bill, I gave the cashier my debit card. I was busy on my phone and didn't give it much thought, and to my ...
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When do institutions exchange physical currency from electronic payments?

This question always been on my mind and I never truly understood the concept. I’ve done some digging and haven’t found the answer that is comprehensive. I want to understand at what point does a ...
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Is there an interchange fee for ATM withdraws? How does that compare to standrad Credit Card purchases

First, please note that I am not asking about how this impacts my personal finances. I would like to know the difference between fees going to VISA/MC and banks when using a debit card for ATM ...
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Why do people usually say credit card instead of saying credit or debit card?

For example, when I place an order on the phone or on a web site, they always say 'What is your credit card number?' It's like they assume I only have a credit card when in reality I have a debit card....
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When ANZ bank replaces a lost or damaged ATM card, will the new card be a duplicate or an entirely new card?

My bank here in Australia is currently ANZ bank. If I ask them to replace a damaged or lost card, will the new card be an exact duplicate or is a brand new card issues? Specifically, will the new ...
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The alternatives to checks, credit cards, and cash, for transactions

So personally I pretty much just use a credit/debit card for most purchases, but cash is not uncommon, and checks are often used for paying rent to landlords or some small businesses. Then there are ...
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How much risk is a debit card, if stolen?

I have a debit card that I share with my spouse. I keep just a small amount in the account linked to it. She was overcharged accidentally, and I noticed a negative balance on the card. I ...
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Issue with Debit Card Payment But My Bank Says There's No Problem

I have had some curious but unpleasant experience with my debit card and want to know if someone's familiar with the problem. Basically, I got my VISA debit card from the UAE but lives in the US at ...
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Would I ever need credit card if my debit card is issued by MasterCard/Visa?

My debit card is issued by Visa, but MasterCard AFAIK doesn't differ in that case. I can use it to pay in shops, online, to reserve place in hotel etc. I manage to constantly have enough money on ...
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How do Scammers Know What Bank I Use?

I got a letter today from "Credit Fraud Detection" in Ohio claiming that they have detected fraudulent activity on my account. They also tried to call my cellphone but I didn't answer. Since this isn'...
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Is there a credit card number range reserved for documentation or examples?

When generating fake United States credit card numbers, I know that any random number that passes the Luhn algorithm would work, but then I run the risk, even if small, of generating a CCN in current ...
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Why does Mastercard allow Santander (Germany) to issue a Maestro card with a revolving credit?

Maestro is a debit card product by Mastercard. So far I have only seen or heard of cards which are one of the following: Linked to a checking account at the same bank that issued the card Linked to ...
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Chances to get back money from a bankrupt company?

Recently, I bought a ticket through my debit card for an airlines that got bankrupt a few weeks later (Cobalt Air). Anyone with a similar experience and managed to get their money back? Or what are ...
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UK Issuing Bank blocked Debit Card. Said card was used fraudulently on ecommerce website. How can this happen?

I was using my UK bank account debit card in India, to buy few flight tickets for my inter city travel. Using my own laptop, in a co-working space. Website used : www.makemytrip.com -- is one of ...
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Can a company take money from a Debit Card at a Later Date?

I have booked an online service from a web site which only asked me for the Debit / Credit Card Info (Visa Electron) to reserve the service (Only save my Card details are saved, no deductions are made ...
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Will my Indian debit card work in the U.S.?

I'll be soon moving to USA from India and I've decided not to get a credit card. Instead, I'll own a debit card. The thing is that in India, we do not often use cards and being honest, I've never ...
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How to transfer money from debit card to debit card [closed]

So I want to transfer money on line from me debit card to my daughter on her debit card. And how do i do that
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What to do when I get charged 10 times more than usual on debit card at a grocery store? [closed]

I just noticed on my Wells Fargo account that I got charged $250 through my debit card for a recent transaction at a Publix in the U.S., and the amount charged is 10 times as high as the usual amount, ...
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Pay via Debit Card or Bank's portal

Most online businesses I access have multiple payment modes, two of which (them being the ones I can use) are debit cards and online banking. Choosing the latter takes you to your bank's online portal,...
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How does a BIN database categorize cards as a combination of credit or debit and pre-paid?

On one of the BIN databases available on the internet upon will tell you whether the card is Credit or Debit and if it is a Prepaid card or not. So the possible combinations are: Credit Debit Credit ...
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Switching from debit cards to credit cards for incidentals

Right now my spouse and I are using debit cards, connected to checking accounts, for our "extras". There's never very much in either of the checking accounts. I wonder if we'll be more secure ...
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What are the limitations of use of “Electronic use only ” debit card

I have a visa electron debit card and there is "electronic use only" marked on it, so I don't know where or when I can't use my debit card ?
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Checking fraud withdrawal with atm bank

I have a pre-paid debit card, which I suspect some fraud cash withdrawals have happened at an ATM machine in Portugal (I'm currently staying there). I'm wondering is there any chance the bank where ...
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When can a personal maestro prepaid debit card process payments without the owner entering the PIN number?

My bank gave me a debit card I can use to run small errands, especially online. I recently started using it for paying also meals and/or drinks. I noticed that sometimes it is not necessary for the ...
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Why do most cards now (debit, credit) have both chip and magnetic strip? [duplicate]

Why did financial institutions added chip to credit, debit cards while they already had magnetic strip? Is there different kind of information stored on both and how is chip card with magnetic strip ...
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How do I protect my credit/debit cards from being stolen or scanned?

Until a few years ago my credit card number had only been stolen once, about 15 years ago. But in the last two years it has been stolen four times. The first recent time was a few years ago in Hawaii, ...
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What are “PIN-less” transactions, when are they possible, and how do I make sure my transaction is PIN-less?

Rewards checking accounts typically require 10-12 monthly transactions to earn decent interest. Often I see that they require these transactions to be "PIN-less". I neither understand exactly what ...
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Card pre-authorization time limit

I've booked a hotel for a stay 8 months from now on a no-prepayment basis. As per usual, they pre-authorized my card; which makes me ask out of curiosity: Is there a time-limit to how much a vendor/...
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How can I link my HSBC account to PayPal in Egypt?

I have a HSBC VISA Debit card in Egypt. But I don't know how to link it with PayPal and what I need to do for that. I read that debit cards are not acceptable, but I don't know if this is true or not. ...
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Why do car rental companies prefer/require credit over debit cards?

Renting a car frequently requires a credit card. At best, renting a car is more of a hassle with a debit card. Sure, I'm using their stuff, but putting a £1000 hold on my Visa Debit should work just ...
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Visa transaction happened only after 16 days after I made purchase

Visa transaction (money reduced from account) happened only after 16 days after I made purchase. 2017-10-01 Paid flight tickets. Money was deducted or reserved (haven't paid attention). When paid, I ...
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Am I hurting my credit in the long run by not using my card?

for starters, I'm a 23 year old in the USA. So when I lived at home, I took out a loan to buy a car, which my parents cosigned on, this was my primary credit-building exercise. I ended up paying that ...