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Why does Samsung Pay show a $1 charge and not the whole amount?

Some merchants, like hotels, routinely place a temporary preauthorization of $1 as a way to verify the card is active. By preauthorizing your payment card, merchants do not have to place a larger hold against your account. In the case of a hotel, the $1 charge will remain until the final amount is assessed; only then will the preauthorized charge be removed and replaced with the final amount. Card issuers and payment networks (i.e., Visa®, MasterCard®, or American Express®) may only report the initial $1 authorization to Samsung Pay and not the final transaction amount. Refer to the card issuer's mobile application, website, or statements for final transaction details. If you believe there is an error or invalid transaction, contact the card issuer.

Some card issuers may not allow transactional information or may limit the number of transactions displayed in Samsung Pay.

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