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I have a failed/declined payment issue!

A credit/debit card/PayPal payment may fail or be declined for any of the following reasons:

Fails/Declines - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What happens if I keep trying to make a payment and it fails/declines?

If you attempt to pay multiple times and your payment attempts fail/decline, you will see multiple holds/pre-authorizations if you are using a debit card. A failed payment or other payment issue can also occur when you abandon a payment (start but do not finish making a payment) or click the BACK button on your browser.

Q. What if I do not know why my payment attempts are declining/failing?

We receive very little or no information from our end from UltimatePay/PlaySpan regarding why a payment is failed or is declined. We do not receive any information from PayPal why a PayPal payment attempt would be declined or fail. The reasons above are the most common reasons and if you do not think your payment is failing/declining due to one of those reasons and you need more information, please contact UltimatePay/PlaySpan or PayPal directly, their contact information is at the bottom of this page.

Q. When will my pre-authorization drop off?

Most pre-authorizations in the US will drop off in 5 business days or longer, depending on your financial institution. Most pre-authorizations outside of the USA will drop off in 5-10 business days. Holds in Australia or New Zealand can take 30 days or longer.

Q. I used Paymentez and my payment failed/declined, what do I do?

Usually a Paymentez payment fails if information is entered incorrect or there is some other kind of issue with your payment. Please visit the Paymentez FAQ for more information.

Q. What other payment methods can I use that won't cause pre-authorizations?

All other payment methods except for credit/debit card payments usually do not have pre-authorizations. You can also try purchasing Artix Points via our Portal Site and can then spend them on any AQWorlds upgrade.

Q. Can I use a pre-paid/gift credit/debit card?

Pre-paid or gift credit/cards are usually not accepted by UltimatePay/PlaySpan or PayPal as there usually is no identifiable billing information. If you can register a billing address, then the card may be accepted. If you cannot, most likely the payment attempt will fail/decline and you will see a pre-authorization.

Q. I entered the wrong billing address when attempting my payment, how can I enter the correct one?

When attempting to make a payment, if you enter an incorrect billing address, you should be able to go back and enter the correct address before attempting your payment again.

Payment Provider Contact Information

UltimatePay/PlaySpan - credit/debit card payments (and PayPal payments until December 2, 2014)


contactPlease email us regarding any failed/declined payment attempts.

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