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ARB, future start date, and credit card validity

Hi:

When you create an ARB payment with today's start date, the transaction is said to be processed the day after at 2AM Pacific Time. When a request is made to ARB, however, is the credit card checked for validity? Is there a need at all to make a AUTH_ONLY request to check the card prior to making the ARB create request?


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Re: ARB, future start date, and credit card validity

When a request is made to ARB, however, is the credit card checked for validity? Nope. just format(Luhn algorithm) check.

 

Is there a need at all to make a AUTH_ONLY request to check the card prior to making the ARB create request? That depend on the business requirement. If you going to make a auth_only, might just as well use that for the first charge and start the ARB the next charge.