Why was I charged $1-2?

You may notice a $1-2 authentication and immediate reversal on your online banking statement after adding a credit or debit card. Rest assured that, while this verification validates your payment information, it does not charge your credit or debit card!


If you use a PayPal account, you will see a $1.00 charge followed by a $1.00 reimbursement after associating your account with SpeedyTutor. This transaction, like credit or debit cards, is purely for authentication reasons and is instantly refunded.

Credit & Debit Cards:

If you add a prepaid card that is registered for online purchases, a $1-2 authentication fee may be deducted from your available amount. This verification, like credit and debit cards, verifies your payment information and is quickly returned. Please keep in mind that it may take up to 5 business days for your refund to be processed and credited to your prepaid card.