Confused and worries

Discussion in 'Purchase and License Keys' started by b1030, May 21, 2016.

  1. b1030

    b1030 Well-Known Member

    Trying to buy a LT membership for 30 minutes. 2 attempts, both declined. Attempted charge was for $5.00 more than said. Don't say currency conversion. Was in USD's. Also charge was from
    Yourfashionmalls.com and NOT from the 2 that were flashing in red. Called my first bank and they said abnormal fraudulent activity on that merchant and they will not approve under any circumstance. Amazon.com Visa sent an e-mail saying declined for fraud but allowed me to click 'accept' and to try again. I did and after 10 minutes the charge attempt is still showing as 'pending' via RedFox. I buy Internationally ALL THE TIME. Something is VERY fishy.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2016
  2. b1030

    b1030 Well-Known Member

    Check with Amazon Visa and they approved the $103 USD charge. Was supposed to be $97.83 USD. RedFox still says the charge is pending and they'll check every 5 minutes???
     
  3. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    I am sure they have had to do something creative to keep "the powers that be" at bay. I was charged a little more than what Redfox showed, the bank added on the extra.
     
  4. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    Your bank is choosing to take a very strict line with international purchases to the location of RedFox's CC processing system, it is not the fault of RedFox. I was declined the first attempt to buy licenses, accepted the second time. Within seconds of the second attempt being cleared I received a RedFox invoice email and a license key email.

    Over an hour later I received an automated Visa Fraud Protection phone call. I was able to confirm both uses of my Visa debit/check card were legitimate, and also several other purchases I had made days and weeks before.

    It isn't as if the US government would let RedFox open a US based point of sale online kiosk given what they sell.
     
  5. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    From the invoice email RedFox sent me on completion of license purchase:

    I do occasional international buying so the currency exchange/foreign transaction fee was not unexpected. RedFox doesn't know if your card issuer is going to charge a transaction fee or not. In my case they did. Many people report it happening to them as well.
     
  6. b1030

    b1030 Well-Known Member

    Amazon Visa has approved the charge after replying to the fraud e-mail. RedFox is still 'processing' now for 20 minutes. I make purchases in Asia ALL THE TIME as well as the rest of the world. Wonder why I was charged by some clothing outlet and not one of the 2 flashing names on the order page? The reason my banks are declining is because Yourfashionmalls.com is a known fraudulent charging merchant. Has NOTHING to do with being an International purchase.
     
  7. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    In my instance they are not being fraudulent because they debited my card and I received my licenses after payment.
     
  8. b1030

    b1030 Well-Known Member

    Well, almost 30 minutes now. Says still pending. No e-mails and no license. Wonder who I contact if it is still pending tomorrow? Was your charge from 1 of the 2 names flasing in red or Yourfashionmalls.com?
     
  9. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Here was mine:
    Pending
    Open information dialog: Pending
    POS DEBIT COMMODITYMALL.COM CHINA Misc. debit (...xxxx) –$140.79
     
  10. b1030

    b1030 Well-Known Member

    Yea, that is one of the charge names listed. Not mine. For me they used an Internationally known site for excessive fraudulent activity completely blocked by many banks. Wonder why?