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
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/