PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA

PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA showed up on my credit card statement. As it turns out, this is the payment processor CMOE uses to run credit and debit cards.

Childrens Museum of Evansville Quack Factory
Childrens Museum of Evansville Quack Factory
Quack Factory at CMOE

I had transaction on my credit card that I did not know what it was for.  As it turns out, after some research, it's a payment processor for many non-profit type businesses.  Some YMCA's use it and other organizations that accept donations.  However, I have not used my credit card for any of these institutions, but after some reconciling realized what the charge was actually for in Evansville, IN.

My family and I went to CMOE, the Childrens Museum of Evansville, on Sunday afternoon.  When they charge your credit card, the businesses name shows up as:

PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA

So, the charge is legitimate, and the amount was exactly what it cost for me, my wife, and daughter to spend the day at CMOE.  If you happen to see this charge show up on your debit card or credit card, it's most likely legitimate, just remember where you spent your money.  In this case, CMOE was responsible for the charge originating in San Diego, CA.  Companies, non-profit or not, should take more care in ensuring that the charges show up accurately on statements.  I'd hate to think that someone performed a charge-back, because they were not aware of what the transaction was for, since no identifying information is available.

CMOE Official Website - http://www.cmoekids.org/

Author: Christopher

I live on the North side of Evansville with my wife and 6 year old daughter. I've been a resident of Evansville, IN since 1999, originally from Spencer County. I'm employed by a local Whole Sale Distributor and use my spare time to develop websites and market online projects.

8 thoughts on “PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA”

  1. Thanks for this – you just solved my interest in what I thought was a fraudulent charge – BB is Blackbaud, a non-profit fundraising software company and apparently, the Sandwich MA Auto Museum uses them!

    1. Glad you located the issue BillyC. I just wish these nonprofits would indicate what the charge is for on the billing statement. I operate a number of processors and have always easily added a note in the charge area that indicates where the charge is coming from. Surely this Blackbaud company can do this as well.

  2. Just saw 2 entries on my credit card..good sizes amount. Only one was to have showed up, but I was even fearful to find the website. Very bad planning, and will definitely let the charity of choice know this is very deceiving.

  3. Well, I did not visit CA or anything on the day my CC was charged and I am CRAZED!!
    (2) 100 Charges on the same day – this is infuriating to me –

  4. An amount showed up on my credit card …that I knew nothing about – everyone should check ALL statements, regularly…. I have no idea what BB Nonprofit Donation is….

  5. I had a $1.43 charge on my card and I haven’t visited or used my card for any charity. My CC company flagged it! I’ve had to get a new card. The charge imanated from Canada, probably via other country I suspect. It’s fraudulent. Beware.

  6. This is interesting – I am in Canada and have a BB*PENDING_V 7.00 on my account for Dec 1, Jan 3, and Feb 1 but I never authorized recurring payments to anyone. Obviously, this info does not tell me even a location and/or company and the bank says it is in Ontario, Canada and it is some kind of social donation. I usually only donate to USA animal rescues or Canadian Animal rescues and always a one-time donation. I have checked my PayPal merchant history as well as my pre-authorized bank companies and none match. Now I am told I should cancel the card and get a new one. What a headache because I have several withdrawals associated with this card.

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