Question: Why Did Uber Charge Me $1?

Answer: This is a very good question and a lot of people get confused when they see what appears to be a charge from Uber Technology, but they haven’t taken a ride yet.

Please understand this is NOT a charge that you are seeing, but what is called an authorization hold/charge. This is how Uber verifies your payment method is valid to bill for rides. Normally this hold will drop off within a week. You can contact your financial institution and confirm that this is not a charge.

Uber will bill this $1 when you first setup a new account, add a new payment method to your account, or if you haven’t taken a ride in a while on your account, Uber will re-verify your credit card.Why Did Uber Charge Me 1

We know you might not like the idea of Uber charging the dollar to your bank account, however, a lot of businesses are using the per-authrozation method now days.

If you haven’t notice yet that many gas stations will authorized your credit card from anywhere between $50 to $150 no matter the amount of gas you are trying to pump.

Though, you can avoid this hold charge by either using a debit card or try paying inside (the gas station that is, not Uber). Might sound absurd, still that’s how it all works in this new age.

This verification method is in place to better protect companies against transaction fraud.

So the next time you see this charge on your statement from Uber, just remember that this is just a temporary hold and will be dropping off soon. If you see multiple $1 charges, it could be because you added your credit card more than once.

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To sum this all up, there’s nothing you need to do or even dispute for a refund – just allow the charge(s) to naturally fall off in a matter of days. Your bank will void everything out for you on their own.


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