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It was a Friday evening and I had just bought a pizza at a restaurant near my home in Hoboken, New Jersey.
When I got home I was greeted with an email from the restaurant, a sign that my purchase was completed.
But when I opened it up, I found that my card was being charged an extra $200 for the transaction.
The card had already been charged an additional $100 and the transaction was now being processed through the company’s payment processor.
That added an additional cost to the total bill, and the total cost of the transaction, $600.
The transaction was completed, but the extra $100 was not added to my credit card bill.
“The transaction was cancelled because of an error, and that was it,” said Jennifer Dejesus, a Hoboken resident who has been a customer at Paula Deen for several years.
Dejosus, who works for a food delivery company, has been using her card for a number of other purchases, including to pay for a friend’s dog, and said she would never do it again.
The company’s customer service representative told me she had no idea why my card had been charged $200, and she said the restaurant would look into it and reimburse me.
“That is a real problem,” said Dejoesus.
The issue was not limited to Hoboken.
A customer at a local restaurant in San Diego told me her card was charged $100 for a transaction that was completed and she was not charged the extra fee.
“I paid my bill, they did the same thing and I never heard anything about it,” she said.
The situation is a sign of a trend.
Consumers increasingly have to pay extra for purchases they make online and with credit cards, and credit card companies are working to curb the issue.
Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission announced it was cracking down on fraud involving credit card and debit card payments.
The agency said it was looking into whether the problem was more widespread than previously thought, and whether the credit card company should take action against fraudulent users.
But the FTC only recently announced that it was opening a fraud investigation into the issue, saying that it had “received multiple reports of people using fraudulent credit cards to purchase items from merchants.”
In October, the FTC said it would start a crackdown on retailers that accept credit cards in some way, and on retailers who sell products that include goods and services that consumers have not paid for.
As the company that handles transactions for Paula deens, Paula is the largest online destination for Ethiopian cuisine in the US.
It’s also one of the fastest growing online businesses in the country.
“This issue was a real surprise to us, and we’re working with our payment processor to get it resolved,” said Nicole Ziegler, the company said in a statement.
Ziegman added that Paula was working with its payment processor, Visa, to find a solution for its customers who are experiencing issues with credit card transactions.
“Visa is committed to providing our customers with the best customer service, and is working with us to resolve this issue immediately,” the statement said.
In response to the issue at Paulas, the restaurant’s spokesperson told me that they are working with the company to resolve the issue and are working on ways to improve customer service.
“We have an aggressive and transparent customer service policy, and our team is working to ensure our customer service reps are always available and ready to assist our customers,” the spokesperson said.
While Paulas is the latest example of an online restaurant that has been caught with its hands in the cookie jar, a growing number of online businesses are using credit card processing companies to charge customers extra for online purchases.
Earlier in the year, a restaurant in the New York City borough of Queens was shut down for charging $1,000 for a meal, despite the fact that it has been open for almost five years.
At least 15 restaurants in New York State have been shut down over charges of more than $1K per meal since February.
A recent investigation by the Huffington Post revealed that the number of restaurants shut down in the United States has increased by a staggering 70 percent over the past year.
The problem is that these online restaurants are operating in a grey area where consumers don’t know if the businesses are charging them too much or too little.
The way the payments are made online is complicated and varies by country, but credit card processors like MasterCard and Visa do allow merchants to opt-out of chargebacks.
But as of early September, these companies had not yet made a decision on whether to accept chargebacks in the future.
“Payments are typically made with a debit card, so consumers don�t have to worry about this issue, but this is something that’s not transparent,” said Scott Taylor, a spokesperson for MasterCard.
Taylor added that “we’re not