I have been trying to buy connects and have tried different payment methods but seems nothing is working.
I don't see a way to directly connect with the support team.
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Thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear about the trouble while purchasing Connects. In general, this happens when the transactions you’re attempting on your card keep being declined by the bank. Please contact your card-issuing bank for more information about the specific charge decline.
If you’re still experiencing issues after checking with your bank, a quick way to contact our support team is by selecting Get Support at the bottom of the Help Center page.
I have been trying to buy connects since 48 hours. Still facing the same issue. I'm getting frustrated now.
I have attached my Master card with upwork. When I try to buy the connects, It redirects me to some OTP page. I put the OTP.
Then it says, "Sorry it's an error from our side please refresh the page and try again".
After refreshing the page there's another error 'There was a problem charging your billing method. Please enter a new billing method and try again."
All Okay from my banking side. E-commerce activities are ON. International transactions are ON. Everything is OK.
Still facing this issue again and again. This is not good. very bad service it is.
Muhammad Bilal Anwar
I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble buying Connects. We understand how frustrating it can be when things don't work as expected, so we've gone ahead and converted your post to a support ticket. This means that one of our knowledgeable agents will be in touch with you shortly to provide the help you need. We appreciate you reaching out to us and sharing your concern with the community.
I checked your account and can confirm that your primary billing method was declined, which is why you're unable to proceed with purchasing Connects. Kindly check this with your bank for more information, and in the meantime, add an alternative billing method to purchase Connects.
Thank you for reaching out and I'm sorry to learn that you're having trouble purchasing Connects. We saw your post and converted it into a support ticket to give it the attention it deserves. Rest assured that one of our agents will be reaching out to you with further assistance on this page.
Meanwhile, you may want to check this help article for several ways to purchase Connects or upgrade to a membership plan.
I am experiencing the same issues. I have tried severally to buy connects but it wouldn't go through. I keep getting the error message "We are unable to authorize your card. Please add another billing method or contact your issuing bank"
I've been trying to buy Connects for the past 2 months, but whenever I try a payment method, it says "Something went wrong on our end, please try again later". I tried both PayPal and a visa debit card but nothing worked.
Please help me fix this issue because I'm out of connects right now and not able to apply to any jobs right now because of this issue and missing out on great job opportunities.
Thank you for your message. I checked your account and noticed that you are subscribed to the Agency Basic plan. You’ll need to upgrade to our $20-a-month Agency Plus plan in order to purchase Connects. Check out this help page for more information on the Agency Plus plan.
Thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear about the issue while purchasing Connects. Could you please contact your card issuing bank to check the available limit and permission to complete international transactions? Also, please ensure you are entering the correct card details while completing the transaction.
Tell me, I want to buy connections, but I don’t want Upwork to take money from my account, I want to pay with a bank card, I can’t find how to change it in the settings.
Thank you for reaching out and raising this query. There are several ways to purchase Connects. You can use a credit or debit card, PayPal, and Upwork balance. You can use your Upwork balance to purchase Connects even if you don’t have a primary billing method on file, as long as you have enough in your balance to cover the cost. You can also use a combination of Upwork earnings and your billing method if you have one on file. We'll automatically charge your primary billing method if your balance does not cover the price.
Feel free to check this help article to learn more about managing your billing methods best.
I am sorry to hear about the issue with purchasing Connects. Could you please contact Paypal to check the status of your Paypal account and try again once the issue is resolved? Alternatively, you can try using other billing method to complete this transaction.
We are unable to authorize your card. Please add another billing method or contact your issuing bank.
I tryied add my payoner card to buy connects but got this error. I contacted with payoner and thay told me that I can use my card for online payments.
I don't understand the reason for the rejection
I am sorry to hear about the trouble while purchasing Connects. Generally, this happens when the bank keeps declining the transactions you’re attempting. Also, please be reminded that only verified PayPal accounts can be used to purchase Connects. Please check the options in this help article and learn more about acceptable billing methods.
I've converted your post into a support ticket to give it the attention it deserves. Rest assured that one of our agents will contact you here with further assistance.
Bought 60 connects today - but my account never received them. According to Reports -> Overview, I purchased them, but in Connects History - there's no such thing and the connects are still 21 (they should be 81).
Is this normal? I've bought connects several times before, and this never happened. Which makes me think this is a bug and that I should report it. Kindly help me out, Upwork Team.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I checked and can see that the Connects have been already credited to your account and they're showing on your balance. Would you mind clearing your browser cache and cookies or use a different browser and check again?
I'm currently on a "Basic" plan and I want to upgrade it to an "Agency Plus" plan. I have two payment methods added at the moment - PayPal & Visa Card. I'm trying to make the payment and getting the error mentioned below.
"Your payment could not be processed. Please choose an alternate payment method or retry again later."
None of the payment methods works. Please help me resolve this issue. I want to upgrade my plan.
Thank you for reaching out to us. I can see that you opened a support ticket regarding this issue. Please allow our team 24-48 hours to review your request and reach out to assist you further. You can access your support tickets here.
I am unable to buy my connects as every time I try to, I get this message, 'We are unable to authorize your card. Please add another billing method or contact your issuing bank'.
I have visa debit card. Also, I have been receiving my payments directly into my bank and had no issue before. This is the first time I am trying to add connects by letting upwork charge from the same account. Why is this happening now?
I want to buy connects. I am trying to add visacard as billing method. I face following error :
"We are unable to authorize your card. Please add another billing method or contact your issuing bank."
I contact with my bank and use same card on other websites , it is working well.
Kindly help me to resolve this issue so I can buy more connects to work.
I am trying to upgrade my account to Freelacer Plus but I'm getting errors on both available method.
- Credit / Debit Card
-- The card details are already filled up and I cannot edit them.
-- It said that mya ccount isn't verified but if I go to the hyperlink page it said that the page does not exist. I tried removing/adding my paypal account but kept getting the same error.
I attached the screenshots of the errors for reference.
Hi I am a freelancer I want to buy more connect. I have already registered my 2 credit cards. but the problem is "Recent charge failed. Please try something different. If you still need help, contact Support." what should I do so that I can buy more connect?
Can you help me with this problem, please?