My debit card got declined while prepraying for gas but they still charged me?
I tried to PREPAY for $30 in gas. I had $49.50 on my card. It declined twice but i have a pending charge of $49.70 on my card.... Did they steal money from me?
- Anonymous1 month ago
No, the pending charge will fall off in 2 business days. I don't see how the $49.70 even showed up. Should have been rejected because your balance is 20 cents less. The cashier must have did something wrong.
- ErikLv 71 month ago
If it says "pending", and you didn't actually pump any gas, there is a 90% chance the charge will just disappear in a few days.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
No. A "pending" charge means that they did not take any money from you. When buying gas, they put on a "pending" charge temporarily, before you pump the gas, and then after you finish, they put on a charge for the actual amount of gas you bought, if any, and then a few days later, they undo the pending charge. With a gas purchase, "pending" means that they don't get that money and you get back the money, soon.
- martyLv 71 month ago
When you use a card at the pump it automatically reserves $50 then it will replace the difference when they batch at the end of the day. It. The pending charge will be credited back to you soon.
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- JessLv 51 month ago
I assume you mean your credit card, as a debit card would just take the money straight out of your bank account when you pay. I don't think it wouldn't say pending. Did you use this card any other time that day? Maybe it's a charge from the day before that hasn't been added to your statement yet? If you're still not sure, call your bank/credit card company.