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We are unable to authorize your card. Please add another billing method or contact your issuing bank

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Hiralal, 

I'm sorry for the confusion this has caused. I would like to confirm that these to charges are verification charges on your credit card. You will need to verify these amounts on your Upwork account before you can use your credit card as a billing method. You may read more about it here for more information. 


I will go ahead and share your account information and these screen grabs with the Customer Support Team so that they can reach out to you to assist you further.

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Nizam U Member Since: May 26, 2019
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I am using  a visa card and iam getting similar meaasge when i trying to buy more connects it says"We are unable to authorize your card. Please add another billing method or contact your issuing bank."

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Nizam,


One of our Customer Support agents will reach out to you via ticket as soon as possible and assist you further. Thank you.

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Desireoluwa F Member Since: Sep 6, 2019
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 Help, i am unable to add my debit card, error message being 'unable to authorize card'

Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Desireoluwa,


If the debit card your bank issued doesn't require prefunding, you should be able to add it as a billing method. For more details on how to set up your billing method check out this guide!


Thank you!

~ Bojan
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Iotize O Member Since: Sep 27, 2019
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how much will be the cost of card validation?

Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Iotize,


There will be two small charges totalling $10.00 (USD) to verify your credit card. For more information, please check out this help article. Thank you.