Moulin85 Posted October 10, 2013 Share Posted October 10, 2013 Pre-Paid Debit Card can no longer be used at automatic pumps!After a year of trouble free use I had a fuel transactionrefused again last night!Once again Icontacted Card Services only to be told that Pre –Paid Debit cards can nolonger be used at Automated Fuel Pumps or Tolls Booths!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It appears thecard company, in this case MasterCard, have received complaints regarding theway these things work. Apparently as they ask for authorisation to theirmaximum transaction value this amount is frozen on the card until thetransaction is complete which can now take several days (!), resulting incomplaints from customers and obviously loss of revenue for the card company. As I got mycard through Brittany Ferries I contacted them as this renders it virtuallyuseless as far as I’m concerned. Brittany told me they were just becoming awareof the situation and would be talking to MasterCard about it as fuel was thepredominant purchase for most of their customers, however, at least for now,they were in MasterCard’s hands! I don’t knowif this only effects MasterCard or others companies such as Visa and AmericanExpress are following the same route but I shall be finding out asap. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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