robunicourt
Dabbler

Action Code 59 - Suspected Fraud

Hello,

 

Starting October 15, 2021 (one month ago), we began receiving a new Action Code on some transactions, 59, Suspected Fraud.

 

We have never seen it is happening at least daily.

 

Our rate of declined transaction has increased as a result.

 

The types of transactions we accept, nor the volume has changed.

 

Also, the behavior of the code seems to not make sense, for example, we'll see a successful transaction, followed immediately by a 59 - SUSPECTED FRAUD decline and then an immediate success all on the same card:

Payment Oct 15, 2021 17:53 PDT Success $49.00 usd

Payment Oct 15, 2021 17:56 PDT Declined $1.30 usd -> Declined: 59 - SUSPECTED FRAUD

Payment Oct 15, 2021 17:57 PDT Success $8.80 usd

 

It's also happening to clients we've had using the same card in some cases for years.

 

Is anyone experiencing this and can anyone from Visa explain what's happening here as from what I can tell, it seems to be broken or at best mislabeled?

 

Regards,

Rob

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jenn_kh
Community Moderator

Re: Action Code 59 - Suspected Fraud

Hi and welcome to the community, @robunicourtThank you for reaching out. An agent is looking into this and will get back with you as soon as possible. If any community members have had a similar experience, please feel free to respond in this thread. - Jenn

SLi
Visa Developer Support Specialist
Visa Developer Support Specialist

Re: Action Code 59 - Suspected Fraud

Hi @robunicourt,

 

Please share the following information with us so we may investigate further:

  1. End Point URL
  2. Request Header
  3. Request Body
  4. Response Header (include the x-correlation-id)
  5. Response Body

Best,
Stacey

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robunicourt
Dabbler

Re: Action Code 59 - Suspected Fraud

Hello Stacey,

 

Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly!

 

We integrate directly with Recurly who integrate with TSys, per each of their support teams they're both passing that code all the way through from Visa's API.

 

I don't have access to the original API request or response but I can confirm that the 59 code is listed in your documentation under ActionCode (https://developer.visa.com/guides/request_response_codes#action_code) and is being passed through.

 

I not sure its a purely API error vs. something being changed on the processing/approval side.

 

Rob

SLi
Visa Developer Support Specialist
Visa Developer Support Specialist

Re: Action Code 59 - Suspected Fraud

Hi @robunicourt,

 

If TSYS is the one integrating with the Visa APIs, TSYS should reach out to their Visa Account Manager (AM) to report the issue. AMs will be able to help with any technical questions TSYS might have. 


Best,
Stacey

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robunicourt
Dabbler

Re: Action Code 59 - Suspected Fraud

Trust me, I've tried, they simply say they're passing on an action code from you.

 

If I understood what this action code was supposed to mean and why it just started appearing on October 15th perhaps I could make some more progress with them.

 

Can you help, or perhaps direct me to someone who can?

 

Rob

SLi
Visa Developer Support Specialist
Visa Developer Support Specialist

Re: Action Code 59 - Suspected Fraud

Hi @robunicourt,

 

Visa Developer Platform is for the developer community, banks, and merchants to build solutions with our APIs to market to their customers. If you have questions on the APIs on Visa Developer, I would be happy to help. Since you are not integrating our APIs directly and I don't know which API is returning Action Code 59, I apologize that I cannot help you in this situation. 

 

Please try contacting Visa via the below link, fill out the form, then submit it.

https://usa.visa.com/Forms/contact-us-form.html

 


Best,
Stacey

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