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Esteemed Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-29-2019

Weird Thing Happened to Me at Costco

I went to Costco today to get gas, as they have the least expensive in town.

 

After I filled  up, I decided to do a little shopping. I had five items in my cart, and the total came to just under $35.

 

 

When I went to pay with my Visa debit, the cashier said to me, "It says to contact the bank."

 

What???

 

I knew that I had money in my account, so I was worried as to why it wasn't being accepted.

 

 

So I swung by the bank to see what was going on.

 

 

The teller informed me that my card and account are fine.

 

 

 

Has anybody have something like this happen?

 

 

 

Why would my card be accepted at the pump, but not inside the store?

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Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,729
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Weird Thing Happened to Me at Costco

I’ve never had that happen but have to bow down to you for spending less than $35 at Costco.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 4,113
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Weird Thing Happened to Me at Costco

I've had to decline cards because person didn't sign card just put CID. Company policy.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 4,248
Registered: ‎08-28-2010

Re: Weird Thing Happened to Me at Costco

Maybe, it was thought someone was starting a little spree on your card.

 

I've had this happen.

Super Contributor
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Registered: ‎06-10-2014

Re: Weird Thing Happened to Me at Costco

Maybe in your best interest to cancel your card and get a new one.
Valued Contributor
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Registered: ‎10-22-2018

Re: Weird Thing Happened to Me at Costco

That happens once in a while, only with my Visa. If the cashier tries again, it always goes through. They don't always want to try again. Woman Sad

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Registered: ‎03-13-2010

Re: Weird Thing Happened to Me at Costco

Static electricity on card

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Registered: ‎01-08-2011

Re: Weird Thing Happened to Me at Costco

I worked in a bank in college.  There are many flags that can pick out a card.  There is a reason they flag you. 

 Be safe.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,954
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Weird Thing Happened to Me at Costco

Maybe, your bank didn't believe you could get out of a trip to Costco only spending less than $35, too!   lol

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Posts: 290
Registered: ‎02-02-2018

Re: Weird Thing Happened to Me at Costco

@Anonymous032819  Debit cards are a horrible form of payment!!!  No protection from fraud, no credit history to help build your credit score and no rewards.