Reason Code CD - Credit / Debit Posted Incorrectly

Chargeback Reason Codes / Discover / CD - Credit / Debit Posted Incorrectly


Why did I receive this chargeback?

You processed a transaction, but the cardholder claims it should have been a refund. Or, you processed a refund, but the cardholder claims it should have been a transaction.

Time Limit

How long can the issuer wait to file a chargeback?

The maximum amount of time that can pass between the transaction processing date and the chargeback processing date is 120 calendar days.

However, the timeline may be extended if the issuer first submitted a retrieval request. If the retrieval request process finishes after the 120 day deadline, the issuer will have an additional 30 days to file a chargeback.


What compelling evidence is needed to respond?

Examples of compelling evidence that you may submit in response to a chargeback with this reason code include:

  • Proof the cardholder agreed to the debit or credit you provided
  • Proof that the debit or credit was posted correctly
  • Proof that the chargeback is invalid because it doesn’t adhere to Discover’s requirements
  • Proof you have already refunded the transaction and credited the cardholder’s account


How can I avoid this chargeback in the future?

  • Always respond to retrieval requests on time and with the required information. 
  • Take care not to accidentally process transactions that should be voided or cancelled
  • If you notice a duplicate transaction, issue a credit as soon as possible.
  • Double check all transaction receipts before they are deposited.

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