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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Am I being scammed?

A friend of mine who recently got involved with some money hooked me up with a person and they asked for my debit card and account information. If you’re getting money transferred to you does that ...
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Can a transaction be void if the reader said it has been approved?

Yesterday I made an in-person payment using the contactless functionality of my debit card, the reader said that the payment was approved and the transaction was complete. The money from this ...
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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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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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Carrying a debit card for ATM withdrawals seems risky, what else can I do?

I have a debit card tied to my primary checking account with my primary bank, and I use it for ATM withdrawals. I think the insurance on this is dismal; if I lose my debit card I'm liable for my ...
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How to make it harder to access my money

I want to start being more sensible with my money, this is especially hard around payday when I receive a month's-worth of pay at once. It's all too easy to go for a couple beers after work only to ...
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Why do some stores have card-only self-checkouts?

In the UK self-checkouts in big stores (such as LIDL or ASDA) are very popular. Many of them are card-only. What is the benefit of providing such checkouts over cash-or-card checkouts? Paying with a ...
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Changing Mailing Adress

Do I have to wait 3-5 business days (how long it takes to update change of address) before I order a replacement debit card (I lost mine, and have recently moved but I just changed my address on my ...
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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 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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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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Virtual Terminal WITHOUT merchant account? [closed]

Is there any such thing as access to the credit/debit/prepaid cards (issued worldwide) online charging Virtual Terminal without having to be approved for merchant account? So without owning it. I ...
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Different card for each budget category

My wife and I are having trouble with the daily task of entering payments into our budget tracking system. Furthermore, we are never able to verify how well we're going against our actual bank ...
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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 do forex card rate along with debit cards for international travel

I had asked this question yesterday, today while browsing came across this article. In it it talks about taking a forex card and hints about thomascook travel card. Now from what little I have read, ...
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What would be better, a debit card or a credit card for ATM withdrawls in Canada?

Few months down the line, I may get an opportunity to go to Canada for a conference as well as doing bit of sight-seeing as well. While I do have debit cards from few banks, I was told credit cards ...
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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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Got charged 3x for a single 6 month membership. What should I do?

I bought a single 6 month membership to OkCupid today, or so I thought. The website rejected my billing information for my debit card twice before I narrowed down the problem to a wrong zip code and ...
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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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Debit Card vs. Bank Account Number (USA)?

I currently have in my possession physical debit card. Don't have my personal bank account number (both USA). I know it can be found online, on physical cheques, welcome material, statements but I ...
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Why was I charged twice?

I've got two line items in my "In Process Transactions" table via my online banking interface like this: DEC 22 POS PUR **** [ITEM1] $500.67 DEC 22 POS PUR **** [ITEM2] $1000.29 Then above it (...
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Why are debit cards PIN limited to 4/5 digits and why not alphanumeric?

I see my debit card and it is limited to 9999 +999 +99 combinations depending on how I use the card. But if the code was alphanumeric as well as had access to special characters the security barrier ...
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marking a card with 'check id'

I read this question . It was interesting to see this "Before: If I lose the card, the finder needs to fake my signature (not too difficult, but not a freebie); if I mark the card with 'Check ID', ...
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What would be the transaction charges for debit card below INR 2000/-?

It's been a month since India saw demonetization. Yesterday, i.e. 8th December 2016 the finance Ministry waived the 15% service tax on card payments of upto INR 2000 in a single transaction. As a ...
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Debit card without address [closed]

I am wondering if there is a way to get a bank account/debit card without an address to send it to. I am wanting to give the cards to people in need and be able to send money to the bank/card when ...
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Money deducted without Verified By Visa authentication

I am an Indian who has a MNC Bank Visa debit card. I always use Verified By Visa service to pay using my debit card. Last day as usual i entered the details of card in an International Site(I have ...
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Playing Taxi With Friends [closed]

I have friends who ask for rides from time to time and it makes me feel like I'm a taxi on occasion. Can I use Square and just have them use their debit card for a charge?
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Why Debit MasterCard if there is already Maestro?

In some parts of the world MasterCard is offering its "Debit MasterCard" instead of or alongside its Maestro brand which is a debit only system. Question is: Which one has been there longer and why ...
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Hotel, double charges, overdraft and bank interest

Situation: During check-in at a hotel, I give them my (debit) card, do paperwork (fill in forms, sign documents and so on...). They hold some funds ($100 for example). Finally, during check-out, ...
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What stops someone from repeatedly charging a debit card?

In order to provide some context to my question: I recently rented a car from a company. They required a deposit before handing me the car, as insurance. So I used my debit card, I entered in the ...
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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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I just “paid” online with a debit card with no funds. What now?

I'm new to cards since I always prefered cash. I was just trying to claim my business on Foursquare, and they asked for Card registering, I input the information but it's an empty debit account, no ...
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Is it possible to receive refunds for online purchases to a Thomas Cook foreign exchange card?

I've a Thomas Cook foreign exchange card issued in India. While travelling, I'd used it to make an online purchase on Walmart USA. I later returned the item, which made me eligible for refund. Walmart ...
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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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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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Need a debit card option to replace a PayPal student debit card

I currently use a PayPal student debit card account to send money to my dad but I got a notice yesterday that PayPal is closing all of the student debit accounts. My dad is utterly hopeless with ...
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Does a 2EUR monthly fee make credit cards useless?

Italy (where I live) has introduced a tax on credit cards --- you pay 2 EUR (about 2.25 USD) in each month in which you spend more than 77 EUR with it (about 88 USD). This applies to each credit card ...
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One company asks for picture of my debit card

Before i can withdraw money it asks to send them picture of my debit card with showing first 4 and last 4 digits of front 16. Is it secure to provide them?
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How can I prevent future card fraud?

I got a text from my bank yesterday informing me that my wife's debit card had been used for a fraudulent charge - we've confirmed that this text message was valid, and informed the credit union about ...
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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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What will happen if I attempt a contactless payment over the advertised limit?

I work at a food retailer and we accept contactless payments. I've noticed that our card machines still display the Contactless and Apple Pay symbols when a bill is above the limit for contactless ...
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In the US, is there a maximum length of time a seller has to post charges to my bank account?

I was just surprised by a $70 charge posted to my bank account, from a transaction I made over six months ago. I have no complaint about the charge itself (I owe them that money), but in the future, ...
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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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Are Online Debit System and Pin-and-Chip Debit card one and the same thing?

Look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debit_card#Online_debit_system and I have seen many a discussions revolving around the supposedly more secure chip-and-pin/EVM Debit/Credit cards. Are these the ...
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Are there banks or credit card companies that track the items in every purchase?

It's nice to look online and see which transactions I made and when, but I think it would be nicer to see which items were bought as well. So I'm looking for that. I want to start making all my ...
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Can shops use card payments to track/profile customers?

Can shops use payment information when you pay with a debit or credit card to track a customer's buying habits? In other words can a shopkeeper link different purchases at different times in his ...
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Can eBay work with your bank card

I want to deposit 60$ I have in my eBay account from doing online surveys and such, but ebay only has my debit card number. Will my bank (Huntington) or any bank allow it to be deposited through my ...
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Difference between sort code & account number, and long number, expiry date & cvv

It seems to me that there are two ways of using a credit/debit card for payment Using a combination of the sort code and account number Using a combination of the long (usually 16 digit) number, ...
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Moving money into Fifth Third checking account through Access 360 card

My account was one of those compromised a bit back, and as a result Fifth Third cancelled my card and gave me a prepaid Access 360 card. Due to some mail complications I never received my new card, ...
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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 ...