Thursday, July 10, 2014
Why is it so ?#%* Difficult to Get Money Into India?
I have now attempted to make our down payment using my credit card and twice so far it has not gone through and I have not received any sort of notification from the card company. After the second attempt I call the credit card company. Luckily I got someone who was smart enough to transfer me to the fraud department. I think that was part of the issue with Mark's attempts is that he only talked to the regular customer service people and not the fraud department.
I find out from the fraud department why I hadn't even received notification. Because this payment looked so suspect to them, they just automatically assumed it wasn't a "real" payment. I explained that it was real and that we would like one of the payments to got through.
I waited and noticed that the payment did not seem to be showing up on my card activity statement. I called the card company again. The fraud department then explained that once a payment has been declined it cannot be re-authorized. I then "pre-authorized" a payment for $1,000 to the India clinic and was told to make the payment yet again.
Location: Champlin, MN, USA