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I completely understand that PayPal is checking on the card/authorizing it with these $1.00 charges. And I understand it will be refunded.
But I'm using a $100 gift card from American Express to purchase $97.98 worth of things and now the balance on my gift card is $95!
So I can't make my purchase. How long is this going to take??
I'm having the exact same problem. I have two AMEX gift cards that I have been charged $1 by PAYPAL PTE LTD - Purchase with AVS. Anyone at paypal have any idea how long until the money will be refunded?
Hey guys I'm in the same boat here. I was just checking my balance on my American Express prepaid gift card I received from EVGA for a rebate, and I see 4 charges of $1.00 from PAYPAL INC MARK - Purchase with AVS. I know why they're there and that's because I thought I could add my American Express prepaid gift card to my paypal account to use it, and it wouldn't allow me. Yet they still bombed me with 4 $1.00 charges which adds up when your gift card's only got $30.00 on it.
So yeah I am pretty **bleep** because I was going to buy something that cost $29.00 online and I don't have it on my gift card now thanks to this. I want to know if I'm going to get my gift card's $1.00 charges refunded or not. If not then Paypal quite frankly owes myself and you guys the money they took.
I've never used these forums before so I don't know if I'll actually get some help here or not, but I hope so.
I called the number on the back of the card and the automated response said that it can take up to 7 days for returns to credited to the card. The number does not give you an option to talk to an actual person but after repeatedly pressing every button on phone it transfered me. They aren't open yet so once I talk to somebody I'll let you know what I find out.
Alright then thanks for the update jbuzz. Please do let us know what you find out whne you talk to them. I appreciate it!
When calling the number, you can also just say "representative" to be transferred to a real person, might be a bit faster than just pressing buttons.
I received this email from american express yesterday:
For your security, we regularly monitor accounts for possible fraudulent activity. Please review the attempted charge below which occurred within minutes of the timestamp of this message.
Somehow American Express identified it as fraudulent so the charge did not go through.
so yesterday i got a pre paid card (had $40 on it) and i first used it on steam (gaming) and left with $11. i used this pre paid card on paypal but it failed 2 times. i quit and went asleep. today i woke up and tried again and still didn't work. i went to check my balance on the pre paid card and it said i got $6? what? why did they deduct money from me, they preaty much stole money from and i don't know what to do. will i get it back or is it lost forever?