Why is your company now charging me a foreign exchange fee?

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    KATIA BAROSY
    Asked on February 22, 2012 at 01:41 PM
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    fxr
    Answered on February 22, 2012 at 03:47 PM

     

    Our credit card processing service, Plimus, sometimes does this. I believe they have two different upsteam payment processing service providers. One of them is in US and used when there is an US order. The other one is in Cyprus and used for other payments. Sometimes, they will have a problem on their US provider, and they will use the Cyprus  processor as a backup. In a few instances this occured, that was their answer when I asked them. 

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    About the additional charge, this is what Plimus says:

    "Plimus processes all orders efficiently and securely though our wide international banking and payment processing network. Recently, we have seen some isolated instances where banks are charging buyers additional fees for credit card transactions by expanding the definition of "foreign transaction". These additional charges are based on new credit card association rules and regulations. They may be invoked for any number of reasons including the type and location of the credit card, the buyer, the issuing bank, the processor or the acquiring bank."

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    How much was the 'foreign transaction fee' imposed by your card/bank provider? We are happy to refund it.