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.
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.
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.
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.
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.