Quickly check your balance and transaction history online 24/7 by logging in to GreenDot.com or the mobile app.
You may also add your mobile number with Green Dot by logging in to your account and selecting Account Settings. Then you can text the following commands to 43411:
To get your balance, text “BAL Last4″ to 43411 (where Last4 is the last 4 digits of your card number).
To check your transactions, text “HIST Last 4” to 43411 (where Last4 is the last 4 digits of your card number).
We don’t charge customers to receive a text message, but your carrier data and message rates still apply.
This is the amount of money that has been set aside for purchases made with your card, but have not yet been collected by the merchant.
Due to the way merchants process transactions, purchases may not post to your card for a few days. To make sure you have enough money for a purchase, merchants request approval for the purchase amount. This holds the money for them and is considered a “pending” purchase until the merchant actually collects the money from us, which is when it becomes a “posted” purchase. You can review your pending and posted purchases on the Transaction History page.
Some merchants, such as hotels, car rentals and restaurants, have a policy that requires them to pre-authorize and temporarily hold an amount of money from your card balance that is greater than your actual purchase amount. Once your purchase is processed by the merchant, your card balance will reflect the amount of your actual purchase and the held funds will become available for immediate use. Availability of the pre-authorized funds can take up to 10 days (90 days for car rentals) to be released back into your card balance.
In some instances, the initial pending transaction will not include the tip. Once your purchase is processed by the merchant, the tip will be included in the amount posted to the account.
Many website and phone merchants process all of their orders at the end of the day. It may take 24 – 48 hours before you see the charge on your card.
Another reason is that most website and phone order companies only charge your card when the merchandise is shipped, not when it is ordered. The merchant may not charge your account until they ship your merchandise a few days (or weeks) later.
Many website and phone merchants will do what’s called a “dollar authorization.” This means that they check to see that your account is valid, but they only hold $1.00 until they ship the merchandise. Once your merchandise has shipped, the $1 is refunded and will disappear from your transaction history. Then, you will be charged for the full amount of your order.
It’s important to note that Merchant’s names or locations for your transactions may not look familiar. Many merchants use their corporate or headquarters information instead of the particular store information where you made the purchase. There may also be a delay in the posted date of the transaction. These are normal business practices. If the amount and date of the purchase are accurate, you may use that as your validation of the charge.
In case of errors or questions about your card, write to us at Green Dot Customer Care, PO Box 5100 Pasadena, CA 91117. Write to us as soon as you can if you think an error has occurred in your card account. We must allow you to report an error until 60 days after the earlier of: (i) the date you electronically accessed your account, provided the error could be viewed in the electronic history; or (ii) the date we sent the FIRST written history on which the error appeared. You may request a written history of your transactions at any time by writing us at Written History Request, PO Box 5100 Pasadena, CA 91117. When notifying us, you will need to tell us: (i) your name and card number; (ii) why you believe there is an error, and the dollar amount involved; and (iii) approximately when the error took place.
We will determine whether an error occurred within 10 business days after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, we may take up to 45 days to investigate. If we need more time we credit your card within 10 business days for the amount you think is in error, so that you will have the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and we do not receive it within 10 business days, we may not provisionally credit the card. We also may not credit the card if the error does not represent a qualifying dispute, as identified in the Disputes with Merchants section of the Cardholder Agreement. More details are available here. We will let you know the results of our investigation within three business days of completing it. If we decide that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation.
You agree that any unauthorized use does not include use by a person to whom you have given authority to use the card or PIN and that you will be liable for all such uses by such person. For example, if you have given your card or card information to another person to use, such as a friend or relative, you are responsible for that person’s transactions with your card, and if you have given your card information to a merchant for a transaction, you have given authority to that merchant to debit the card for that transaction.