A08 – Authorization Approval Expired

By September 27, 2019American Express, Reason Code

Chargeback Reason Code

A08

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Why did I get a chargeback with American Express reason code A08?

The authorization approval expired before you charged the card.

What do I need to fight a chargeback with American Express reason code A08?

Your chargeback response must include at least one of the following items:

  • If you processed the transaction correctly, provide proof of the valid authorization approval.
  • If you have already processed a refund for the transaction in question, provide documentation that proves you have credited the cardholder’s account.

How can I avoid a chargeback with American Express reason code A08 in the future?

  • Make sure you send completed transactions to your payment processor within the timeframe specified in your merchant agreement. A good practice is to submit transactions on the day of the sale or as soon as possible.

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