A dispute occurs when a cardholder questions the validity of a transaction and contacts their card issuing bank to demand a refund. Disputes are a feature of the Visa, Mastercard and American Express card networks intended to protect cardholders from fraudulent activity.
Disputes may arise for several reasons including:
- Not as described, where the cardholder claims to have never received the goods, or the goods were significantly different from their expectations.
- Not recognised, where the cardholder has no recollection of what a charge in their bank statement relates to.
- Fraud, where the cardholder claims they did not authorise the purchase (e.g. their card information was stolen and used fraudulently).
- Admin error, such as duplicate billing, incorrect amount billed or a refund which was promised but never received.
You can manage and respond to disputes from your Pin Payments dashboard.
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