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Chargebacks EXPLAINED

2 Types of Chargebacks

There are two types of chargebacks: Fraud-related and service-related. Your bank might not know that.

Fraud-Related Chargebacks

The first of the two types of chargebacks is fraud. This is simple to prove and easy to understand. If you lose your credit card and someone picks it up and starts to make purchases, you’re not responsible for them. You report the loss to the issuing bank and it will then credit your account.

Another example of fraud is if you use your credit card to purchase a specific item that is never delivered. Say, for example, you buy a new computer equipped online. You clearly specified its technical specifications. Then, after you accept delivery, you open the box and find it contains an inferior model. Or a used one. Or a toaster. You call the merchant but they deny sending you the inferior model. Or the used one. Or the toaster. They just won’t help. In such a case the merchant defrauded you. Your bank will readily agree that it should reverse the transaction. You clearly deserve a chargeback.

Service-Related Chargebacks

The second of the two types of chargeback is service-related. Generally, banks tend to find it more difficult to understand the justification for a chargeback when it’s service-related. After all, unlike a clear-cut case of fraud, you are not disputing that you authorized the purchase.  You admit that you did. And you are not disputing that the merchant provided a service. What you are claiming, in contrast, is that the precise service you contracted was not provided by the merchant. Now all you have to do is to prove it.

That challenge is much easier said than done. After all, you signed a contract. In all likelihood, you also supplied the merchant with a series of additional documents. That means he can cite them to prove that you willingly entered into a business relationship with him and knew exactly what you were doing.

Does Your Bank Know There Are Two Types of Chargebacks?

In all likelihood, a number of months went by before you realized that you fell victim to a scam and contacted your bank. You didn’t alert your bank immediately, like you would do if you lost your credit card or if someone stole it. And if that’s the case, the bank will remind you that there’s a 120-day deadline for filing a credit card dispute. You’re a valued customer and they’re very sorry, they’ll say. Your time is or will soon be up and there’s nothing they can do. And, of course, thank you very much and have a good day anyway.

Compounding the problem is that the clerks assigned to your bank’s dispute department with whom you speak may not know there are two types of chargebacks. Specifically, they might not know what a service-related chargeback is. Let alone deal with one from start to finish. A common reaction will be for the bank to demand within a limited amount of time additional information that you may not have. And if you can’t provide that documentation in the time frame they expect, they’ll either leave you with the impression that they won’t process your dispute or tell you that outright.

Explaining the Two Types of Chargebacks

Unfortunately, the same bank clerks who are unfamiliar with a service-related chargeback will probably be unfamiliar with the type of service you contracted. That’s most likely when it comes to online binary options or forex scams. If so, they will probably claim that what you did − or more accurately, what you presumed you did − was play the market. If that’s what they think, they will tell you that all investors know right from the start that losing money is a real risk. After all, no bank will retroactively reverse a credit card payment to a stockbroker for shares in a company that ultimately crashed on Wall Street.

So the odds are that bank clerk’s immediate, instinctive reaction will be that you don’t deserve a chargeback for your loss, either.

Recovery Expertise

Given all this, why should your bank approve and process your request to reverse your transaction? They may not.  That’s where companies like MyChargeBack come in. We know the rules better than the banks do.  And that’s why you need MyChargeBack on your side.

Their strength is their expertise in being able to explain your rights as credit card holders in language that bankers understand. When necessary, they also know how to resurrect a dispute beyond the standard deadline. That’s vital in the event your bank presumed you missed it.

The Chargeback Process

The chargeback process allows you to retroactively cancel a credit card or debit card transaction. The process begins when you file your initial request with the bank that issued you the card.

The Issuing Bank and the Acquiring Bank

Visa® and Mastercard® guarantee that you can apply for a chargeback at any time within 120 days from the date of the transaction. Under certain conditions, that period can be extended to up to 540 days. In certain jurisdictions, the law provides you with even more time.

American Express® does not impose any time limit on its cardholders.

The chargeback process begins when a cardholder submits a request to raise a dispute with the merchant to the bank that issued the card. The technical term for your bank is the issuing bank. Once the issuing bank accepts your request, it will raise a dispute with the merchant’s bank. The technical term for that second bank is the acquiring bank. It alerts the acquiring bank through the credit card company’s dispute resolution scheme. The acquiring bank then informs the merchant. In certain cases, the sum you challenge may at this time re-appear in your account as a temporary credit. 

The Chargeback Process: Representment

Once issuing banks raise disputes, merchants have either 20, 30 or 45 calendar days (depending on the card company) to respond. They do so by submitting a document called a representment. In the representment they will attempt to rebut your reasons for a chargeback. If the merchant does not file a representment, your temporary credit will be re-classified as permanent once the deadline passes. In the event you did not receive a temporary credit, the funds will automatically appear in full in your account at this time.

When the merchant files a representment, however, your bank will receive it in a reverse process. Your bank will then either request that you submit a response to the representment, or it may respond on your behalf. It may do so without notifying you. It also has the right to close the case on its own. If you used a Visa card, the merchant may choose to submit a second representment to rebut your response. In that event, a new period 30 days, known as pre-arbitration, begins. If afterwards the acquiring bank still does not agree to the chargeback, the issuing bank can elect to move to arbitration.

If you used a Mastercard, the merchant has 45 days to respond. Should the merchant submit a representment, the cardholder then has 45 days to rebut it. If the issuing bank allows the cardholder to respond to the representment, the acquiring bank can elect to move directly to final stage of the chargeback process, which is arbitration.

American Express, Discover®  (and Diners Club International®, which it owns) employ an internal chargeback process. Merchants have 20 days to respond.

The Chargeback Process: Arbitration

The arbitrators are neutral professionals employed by the credit card companies themselves. They are not parties to the dispute. Their ultimate decision is final. Theoretically the losing side can file an appeal afterwards under exceptional circumstances. Once example of an exceptional circumstance is if the arbitrators clearly base their decision on a misrepresentation of the facts of the case. As a general rule, the bank that loses the dispute will pay for the costs of the arbitration. Not the cardholder.

The entire process, from your initial request to the final resolution, can take up to six months.  Our experience is that in most cases it takes three-to-four months.

MyChargeBack will accompany you throughout this entire cycle.

How can Recovery Experts help?

Upon engaging the services of a good recovery firm, you will have to provide thems with the following information:

  1. The names of all merchants, including the URLs of the domains, with whom there is at least one disputed transaction.
  2. A comprehensive list of all deposits and withdrawals processed with each merchant.
  3. A comprehensive list of the relevant credit card details for each transaction.

Their financial professionals will then review this material, chart an appropriate strategy and prepare the document you will submit to your bank. Should it be necessary, one of their experienced recovery agents will then join you in as many conference calls with your bank’s dispute department as are necessary. Their recovery agent will explain to your bank why it must initiate your dispute. In the event the merchant challenges your request, they will, of course, prepare a point-by-point response and continue to work with you in pursuing your case.

Not All Brokers Are Scammers

After being scammed, I thought all Forex brokers were scammers. This is far from the truth. I did my research and, as it turns out, there are plenty of good regulated brokers. Also, in some cases, the regulatory body under which they operate offers a level of financial protection to their clients

The SCAM Broker problem comes from the unregulated brokers. The ones not following any rules.

So I came up with a list of good regulated brokers that I organized it by jurisdictions. You can access it here:

Below are just a few of the multi-regulated award winning established brokers I found



Min Deposit $5
Cent, Micro, ECN
Leverage up to 1:1000
Floating Spreads

Forex, CFDs, Metals, Energies, Stocks
MT4 & 5, Web, Mobile Platforms
Bank wire, Credit cards, Webmoney, Skrill, Neteller, PerfectMoney.


Regulation: CySEC, FCA
ACPR / AMF license: #74630
Year Founded: 2008
Headquarters: Cyprus




Min Deposit $100
Fixed, Classic, Raw
Leverage up to 1:200
Floating & Fixed Spreads

Forex, Stocks, Indices, Cryptocurrencies
MT4 & 5, Web, Mobile Platforms
Bank wire, Credit cards, Webmoney, Skrill
& Neteller


Regulation: CySEC, FCA
ACPR / AMF license: #75188
Year Founded: 1999
Headquarters: Cyprus


Forex Time

Min Deposit $5
Cent, Micro, ECN
Leverage up to 1:1000
Floating Spreads

Forex, CFDs, Metals, Energies, Stocks
MT4 & 5, Web, Mobile Platforms
Bank wire, Credit cards, Webmoney, Skrill, Neteller, PerfectMoney.


Regulation: FCA, CySEC, IFSC
ACPR / AMF license: #74495
Year Founded: 2013
Headquarters: Cyprus



xm-logo, xm broker review

Min Deposit $5
Micro, Standard, Zero
Leverage up to 1:888
Floating Spreads

Forex, CFDs, Metals, Energies, Stocks
MT4 & 5, Web, Mobile Platforms
Bank wire, Credit cards, Webmoney, Skrill, Neteller, PerfectMoney


Regulation: FCA, CySEC, ASIC
ACPR / AMF license: #73640
Year Founded: 2009
Headquarters: Cyprus, UK, Australia


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