Why is there a hold placed on my account?

A hold can be placed on your account for a number of reasons. When a hold is placed on your account you can still browse and navigate the Postmates apps and website, however you will not be able to place a new order until you have resolved the issue(s). Issues include:

  • Failed charge - Your payment method was declined when Postmates attempted to charge for your delivery or tip amount.

  • Disputed payment - A purchase made using your Postmates account was disputed as fraudulent with the payment provider.

  • Unusual account activity - Our system detected an unusual order made using your Postmates account.

When a hold is placed, you will receive an email indicating the reason for the hold and instructions on how to resolve. If you still need help, please let us know

For more information, check out our articles on how you can best keep your account safe and for what to do if you think your account has been compromised.

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