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Jun 17 2010
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PSN charged me $1 out of no where.

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Why?

 

I just removed my Discover card from my account so I could add my debit card and I look at my online banking this morning and it says PSN has charged $1 to my checking account.

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Jun 17, 2010

Its just a test you will get it back shortly.

Just because you're not paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you.



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Jun 17, 2010

iamhockey wrote:

Its just a test you will get it back shortly.


Still a bit annoying though, what if I had less than a dollar in that account and got charged an overdraft fee by my bank.

 

A message that says we are charging a dollar to test your account would be welcome in that case.

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Jun 17, 2010

You can call up your bank and contest the charge, though do it within 30 days for compliance...

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If you have less than 1 dollar in your bank maybe you shouldn't be buying games. Just kidding.
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wegawhale wrote:
If you have less than 1 dollar in your bank maybe you shouldn't be buying games. Just kidding.

While I agree with you...I was just using it as an example.

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Jun 17, 2010

It is a common practice to pre authorize any cards attached to accounts that involve automatic payments (in this case, automatic transfer of funds from card to wallet).

 

It is nearly always 1 dollar, and gets returned to you usually within a week. Don't worry about it too much unless it never comes back.

 

Also, I am not positive, but I believe there is information somewhere on the PSN that says this can happen upon adding your card to your account.


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Dec 17, 2012

No Overdraft for me thanks to American Express Bluebird!  I least I had enough to register UK account & US account.   I don't have worry also on International Exchange rates with American Express Bluebird. 

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Playstation Network UK uses RBS WorldPay (Royal Bank of Scotland)
International Exchange rate: FREE
$1.61 (£1.00 gbr)

Playstation Network US uses SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT
$1.00
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PIERCEHOLDEN wrote:

You can call up your bank and contest the charge, though do it within 30 days for compliance...


DO NOT do this, Sony will suspend/ban your account!

 

The $1.00 charge(s) will be returned to your card/account in a few days.

 

Just so you know the $1.00 charge(s) is/are Sony/the system checking that the card is not stolen, is registered to the person it's meant to be & has sufficient funds etc,mit's a check for the security & benefit of the consumer, you.

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