Secure Online Shopping One Time Password (SOS-OTP) with your Metrobank credit card
Your online shopping is secured!
A unique 6-digit One-time PIN (OTP) will be sent to your registered mobile phone when you use your Metrobank credit card in participating online merchants.
Please ensure that your mobile numbers on record are updated for both principal and supplementary cardholders to ensure receipt of your OTP.Should you wish to update your mobile numbers, please call our 24-hour Customer Service Hotline 88-700-700 or 1-800-1888-5775.
What you should know about your credit card
Thank you for visiting this page. You’re on your way to being more card savvy! Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) helps you maximize the benefits of owning your credit card by knowing more about the responsibilities associated with it.
What’s in the fine print?
Reading the full terms and conditions associated with any credit card can seem daunting. Click here for bite-sized tidbits that will help you understand your credit card better.
Fraudsters are always looking for their next victim. Do not let it be you. Arm yourself with these security tips so you can maximize the power of your credit card:
- Do not surrender your card to anyone. Metrobank will never require you to surrender your card for any reason.
- Never disclose sensitive information, such as your One-Time Password (OTP), CVV/CVC or 3-digit code at the back of your credit card, to anyone.
- Read and understand the notifications sent to your registered mobile number and email with us specially if the SMS contains a One-Time-Password and, you are not making any online transaction/s. Call the bank as soon as possible if you think you have been victimized.
- Regularly update your contact details. Always inform Metrobank of any changes with your contact number and address so you can be informed of any suspicious activities on your credit card.
- Immediately report lost or stolen credit cards to Metrobank for blocking purposes to avoid unauthorized transactions.
It is best to be proactive and always be safe. Remember, cardholders are responsible for all transactions made using their credit cards. You can avoid disputing unauthorized transactions (and the time and effort that goes with it) by being more vigilant.
for more tips on how you can protect your card from fraudsters.
A disputed transaction is any charge on your account that you do not believe is valid. Time is crucial when attempting to dispute a charge – you must notify Metrobank of the invalid transaction within 30 days from your billing statement date.
How do I dispute a charge on my credit card statement?
You can dispute incorrect charges on your credit card statement. We can help you determine if a charge is valid and guide you through how to dispute it.
Do you think your card has been incorrectly charged? Follow our dispute checklist to find out!
Is the date unfamiliar?
Transactions may be posted a few days late so you may need to check your receipts.
Can’t recognize the merchant name?
Sometimes merchant names vary on statements so you may check your receipts to see if there is any that matches the transaction amount in question.
Have you dealt with this merchant before?
Sometimes merchants such as hotels or car rental companies apply delayed or amended charges for their services.
Did you recently sign up for a trial offer?
Review the merchant’s terms of subscription if there is a check box agreeing to the auto-renewal of the subscription. If you have checked the box indicating you are consenting to auto-renewal, you must contact the merchant and request for the cancellation of the subscription and the applicable refund. If no response from the merchant, immediately contact our Customer Service Hotline at 88-700-700 to assist you with your dispute.
Is there an unauthorized charge on your account?
If you have an unauthorized charge on your account, you need to immediately notify Metrobank by calling our Customer Service through their hotline number 88-700-700. Your credit card must be immediately blocked to prevent any further fraudulent/unauthorized transactions.
How do I file my dispute?
Once you have determined that a charge on your credit card account is invalid, notify Metrobank right away. You may call our 24-hour Customer Service Hotline at 88-700-700 Domestic Toll-Free Hotline 1-800-1888-5775 (using a PLDT line), or International Toll-Free Hotline at (+your country and area codes) 800 8700 0707 and provide the details of the disputed transaction/s, including the transaction date, merchant name, description of the transaction and the reason for the dispute. You will be prompted by our Customer Service to formally file your dispute by accomplishing the dispute form.
Note that the card schemes have set of rules and timeframes in handling disputed transactions so it is important that the signed letter of dispute is sent within 2 business days. You may send back the accomplished dispute via email . Depending on the dispute reason, you may also need to provide supporting documents. (Please refer to the dispute checklist.)
Before you call Metrobank
Communicate with the merchant
The easiest way to get a charge off of your credit card statement is to communicate with the merchant directly. Coordinate your concern to a sales clerk or to the store manager and provide them with the receipts and other documentation related to the transaction. Often, they can correct the mistake and give you a refund. Online merchants respond to emails and effect credit adjustment for the disputed transaction within 2-3 days.
Document your interaction with the merchant and include details such as the date, time, the subject of the conversation, a reference number (if available), and any email correspondence. Metrobank will use this information to investigate the dispute.
Pay your bill
It may take Metrobank several weeks to investigate the dispute. While investigation is ongoing, it is best to continue to settle your credit card bill. If the dispute is successful, you will be refunded along with the fees incurred.
FREQUENLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know which dispute reason to use when filing?
There are several reasons for the dispute. Check our dispute reason list below. Examples of disputed charges include, but are not limited to:
||Supporting Documentation Required
||Being charged for an item you didn’t purchase. Did not sign any slip nor received goods/services from the merchant. This will require blocking of the credit card used for the transaction.
||Being charged twice for one purchase
|INCORRECT AMOUNT BILLED
||Amount processed/billed was for the wrong amount
||Dispute Form and copy of the proof of payment showing the correct transaction amount
|PAID BY OTHER MEANS
||Transaction was paid via other means (e.g. cash, another credit card, cheque, etc.)
||Dispute Form and copy of the other mode of payment receipt
|CANCELLED TRANSACTION/ SERVICE
||Transaction was cancelled and should not have been billed.
||Dispute Form and copy of the acknowledged cancellation letter
|NON-RECEIPT OF GOODS/SERVICE
||Failure to receive ordered products
||Dispute Form and copy of communication with merchant attempting to resolve the dispute
|DEFECTIVE OR NOT AS DESCRIBED
||Receiving damaged merchandise
||Dispute Form and copy of communication with merchant attempting to resolve the dispute
|CREDIT NOT PROCESSED
||Failure to receive a refund
||Dispute Form and copy of the credit memo issued by the merchant
Can I put a stop payment on credit card purchases?
There is no stop payment option for purchases made with your credit card, We recommend you to directly coordinate with the merchant for the cancellation of your credit card transaction.
Will I receive a credit each time I dispute a transaction?
Although we may be able to assist you with resolving your dispute, Metrobank cannot guarantee that the final outcome will be in your favor.
Depending on several factors, including whether you initiate the dispute in a timely manner, the availability of required documentation, and if merchant evidence proves the charge is valid, you may not receive a credit for the disputed charge.
While every case is unique, Metrobank aims to credit your account for charges that are not valid in the shortest possible time. In most cases where a charge is determined not to be valid, a credit may immediately appear on your next statement.
To help us serve you quickly, please notify Metrobank within 20 days from your billing statement any disputed transaction and ensure that all requested documentation is complete and returned promptly.
How do I protect myself from being charged for phone, mail or online purchases that I cancelled?
Before you authorize any purchase, make sure you read and understand the merchant's delivery, return and cancellation policies.
Once you have cancelled your order, keep a complete record of your cancellation details, including the date and time that the product or service was cancelled. If you returned the merchandise, retain the shipping company invoice or tracking number showing merchandise returned and keep clear records of any communication you’ve had with the merchant, such as faxes, emails and details of phone conversations.
- Review your billing statement promptly and do not delay filing of dispute.
- The fastest way to resolve a problem with a purchase or transaction is to work directly with the merchant. If you can’t resolve the issue with the merchant, you must initiate a dispute with Metrobank within 20 days from your billing statement date
- If a dispute arises, document all communication with merchant and explore every avenue to resolve the situation before it is escalated to Metrobank.
- Ensure you choose the correct reason when filing the dispute, and provide the complete, clear and legible documentation necessary to process the dispute. Please refer to the dispute checklist.
- Ensure you provide the accomplished dispute form right away together with the necessary supporting documentation.
- Do not give your credit card PIN to anyone.
- In your purchases, especially for online transactions, ensure to be aware of the merchant’s return, reimbursement and service cancellation policies.
- After dispute filing and investigation, a sales draft and/or merchant documents may be provided to you. Please review the document/s carefully and respond immediately. If the documents fail to address your dispute, you will need to provide a progressive letter rebutting the merchant explanation/documents within 5 days from receipt of the documents.
We would love to hear from you
Metrobank’s thrust is to keep its customers aware of relevant information. We offer here general tips and suggestions only, and regularly update this page for information that you might find helpful. Note that these tips may not necessarily apply to your credit card account. For questions regarding your account, or to suggest additional topics for us to feature, feel free to email us at [email protected] or call us at 88-700-700 anytime.