01-25-2014 04:15 PM
At the beginning of the month I had swiped one of my cards at a small grocery co-op. I don't remember which card it was but I thought it was one of my two visa's, because I remember not being sure if they accepted Discover, which is currently my favorite card. The reciept agrees with this and says visa, but it doesn't have the account number (*************1234) listed.
I was in the middle of a move at that time and did not have access to a secure internet connection until the 19th, so I was not able to check any of my accounts until then. After reconsiling my accounts with the reciepts, I realized I couldn't find that transaction anywhere almost three weeks later. It turned out I must of swiped my discover card, because the card was on it when I was going through my statement.
Is this something that has happened to someone else, where the reciept showed the wrong card type?
01-28-2014 12:52 AM
If the merchant does not have an agreement with the processor, than a card can not go through. All Visa cards start with a 4, Master Card 5, Amex 3, etc. However, sometimes a processor will add an additional card for processing and the merchant may not remember or "push" that type of card.
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