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Why Do Credit Cards Get Declined?

There are few things in life more embarrassing than having your credit card declined. Even worse than the embarrassment is the lack of information offered by the merchant. There are actually many reasons a credit card can be declined that have nothing to do with your finances. We have outlined a few here. Technical Difficulties


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