Why was my charge declined?
Declines can happen for a variety of reasons. When we submit a charge to your customer’s bank, they have automated systems that determine whether or not to accept the charge. These systems take various signals into account, such as your spending habits, account balance, and card information like the expiration date and CVC.
Since these signals are constantly changing, a previously successful card might be declined in the future. Even if all of the card information is correct, and you previously had a successful payment, a future charge can still be declined by a bank’s overzealous fraud systems.
What can I do about a specific decline?
We show as much information as we receive from your bank about a decline. Unfortunately most declines are generic, so we don’t have much information as to why a charge was specifically declined.
If all of the card information seems correct, it is best for you to contact your bank, inquire for more information, and ask for future charges to be accepted by the respective business you're purchasing from.
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