Mastercard Chargeback Reason Code 4840: Fraudulent Processing of Transactions
The issuing bank got a complaint from the cardholder, accepting his participation in at least one transaction with the merchant but denying participation in the remaining transactions and disputing them. The cardholder also acknowledges the card was in his or her retention when these disputed transactions were made. Such issues arise when there is a failure in avoiding multiple transactions and an intention of processing multiple transactions dishonestly. This chargeback does not apply to recurring payments or to mail sequence, telephone sequence, or internet transactions.
Most Common Causes
- Technical error: Merchant failed to void/refund multiple transactions.
- Merchant error: Attempted to run multiple transactions fraudulently with same merchant outlet.
- Friendly Fraud: Cardholder authorized the transactions, but later denies his participation.
- Consumer has already been issued credit on multiple transactions or on disputed transaction: Send your acquirer the proof of the credits. An attainable solution is if you have issued the appropriate credit to cardholder, just send evidence of the credit to your processing bank.
If you do not have any receipt to prove that the refund was made, provide the processor information on the refunded transaction’s date and amount so that they can track the transactions.
- If the Goods or Services have not gotten a shipping date or have not been shipped yet, and the chargebacks are received in less than 30 days since the order, provide an order receipt and also provide the expected delivery date.
- If the Customer did participate in one or more valid transaction: Provide your acquiring bank with appropriate documentation, such as order receipts, delivery note, proof of delivery, description of goods and services purchased.
- If Credit was not processed for the disputed transaction amount: Obtain the chargeback. Don’t issue credit to the chargeback customer, because chargeback will have automatically refunded the customer.
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- Linda purchased few jewelries online. She kept all the desired products in a cart and made a purchase, however, few days later she sees multiple debits from her account for the same purchase. She recalled the day and made sure that she purchased it only once so—she decides to call the company and ask for credit. If the company denies, she has no other option but to dispute the charge under Reason Code 4840: Fraudulent Processing of Transactions.
- George wanted to celebrate Halloween with his team and therefore, ordered multiple Dracula costumes from a spooky store. He was all set for the night and looking forward to the party. Unfortunately, his team mates made another plan and refused to be a part of his plan. He was now concerned of his purchase and didn’t want to pay the price of unwanted costumes and so he decides to make a dispute with his bank under Reason Code 4840: Fraudulent Processing of Transactions.
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