Got charged $5 to create a DigitalOcean account, when will it be refunded?

Posted September 3, 2020 485 views
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I got charged $5 through PayPal to verify that I wasn’t a spammer. However, I just got an email saying:

“Thanks for topping up your account
Here’s your receipt. Happy coding”

I wasn’t topping up my account, and there shouldn’t be any receipt because this money should be refunded!

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It’s not a verification, you topped up your account. Here are the two messages for each payment method again:

Credit card:
“We won’t charge your card. You may see a temporary pre-authorization charge to verify the card, which will be reversed within a week.”

“To confirm your PayPal account, you need to make a small pre-payment. This pre-payment will apply to any future bills.”

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