There is something weird going on with my debit card when I’m using it online. I tried to make payments last night on my android device and a website redirect appears and the monzo app opens. No payment is going through. I’ve had this with the Kinguin website and the Mcdonalds app.
Both times I have had to use alternative providers to make the purchase after several attempts. In the cases mentionrd CJ’s CD keys through PayPal for the kinguin purchase and uber eats instead of McDonald’s. On both of these occasions there has been an active card check after the payment actually went through.
Also the website redirect is actually opening the monzo app on my phone I dont know what that is about. I tried to get a screenshot of the url the mcdonalds app redirected me to but was never fast enough to capture the screenshot. It contained something like arden.checkoutstopper in the URL and then the monzo app would open.
The payments didn’t give me a declined notification on the Monzo app, they just didn’t go through. I tried the Mcdonalds order about 5 times. The kinguin order showed as pending and then I got an email saying the payment had expired.
But why are random websites able to open my banking app and why are there active card checks after every payment I make online after the actual purchase?