Curious about MasterCard and how to block payment? Have you ever wanted to cancel a payment or never wanted to give out your card information in the first place? Sometimes we just change our minds on certain purchases. If you are in any of these situations, there are steps you can take to block payment on your MasterCard and get back on track. These tips will cost you time and energy, but it is worth it if you want to block MasterCard payments for any reason.
- Call the company that issued the MasterCard or the company you would like to block payment from. Whether it be a bank card, prepaid card or credit card, call the company. Most MasterCards have a toll-free number on the back. Call that number and make sure you have your information ready beforehand. Have the name of the company you would like to stop payment from. If you do not want to call the MasterCard company, then call the company you want to block payment from.
- Follow the prompts. These days, most companies have automated voice services. You may have to go through a number of steps to get to a representative. Be patient and make sure you listen carefully to the instructions. If you do not, you may not be able to reach the right department. If there are no prompts, then skip to the next step.
- Explain to the representative your problems and concerns. If the credit card representative asks you any questions, answer them as completely as possible. Usually the company will ask you for account information to confirm your identity. Explain to her your desire to block your MasterCard payment and the reason why. Be sure to give the proper name of the company you would like to block payment from. Answer all questions thereafter.
- Wait for a decision from the representative. There may be instances where it is impossible to block a MasterCard payment. Do not become upset if this happens. Usually it is for a good reason. If the company grants the block, then make sure to have them block all future payments to that company if that is ideal for you. That way, you can save yourself from having to go through this process all over again.