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Card Problems. Again.

June 13th, 2015 at 11:38 pm

My new debit card arrived the other day. I was impressed, it didn't take long. Yesterday after work I went to use it to pay for some shopping. It was declined. I tried again and it wouldn't even let me enter my pin again in the machine. The checkout operator asked if I had activated the card; I told her it was a debit card not a credit card.

I decided to take the cash out for the shopping instead. When I put my card into the ATM it refused it. That's never happened to me.

I went back to the checkout and told them I would have to leave it. I didn't even have dh's debit card on me.

I decided to get in touch with my bank this morning. I checked the website and they're undergoing maintenance until 3pm so I can't do anything until then.

4 Responses to “Card Problems. Again.”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    How frustrating!

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    Check with your bank, as even though it is a debit card, you may have to activate it.

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Problem solved: they sent the old new card, the one that had been blocked and cancelled. Waiting on another.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad it was figured out, but super frustrating to get the wrong card in the mail!

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