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What Is this $1 TEST MODE Transaction Email from

Clients using may begin receiving TEST MODE transaction emails after integrating with ThinkReservations. sends the email, and the subject line is "Merchant Email Receipt." runs this $1.00 test transaction to verify that the credit card is valid.
By default, a
ll transactions through will trigger an email to you. You can disable these transaction emails by following the steps outlined in this document: Disabling Transaction Emails.

NOTE: The verification method we use is called "TEST MODE." Test Mode checks to see if the card is valid, but does not actually charge $1.00 to the card. In these transaction emails, you should see the Transaction ID is "0". It is important to note that these transactions are subject to any per transaction charges. Contact for more information on the fees associated with these transactions.

From "A $1.00 test transaction is submitted using the Luhn MOD 10 algorithm to verify that the credit card number is in a valid format. This test transaction does not appear on the customer's credit card statement, but it will generate and send a transaction receipt email to the merchant."

Example TEST MODE email from

Subject: Merchant Email Receipt
To: Innkeeper

************* TEST MODE *************

========= SECURITY STATEMENT ==========
It is not recommended that you ship product(s) or otherwise grant services relying solely upon this e-mail receipt.

========= GENERAL INFORMATION =========
Merchant : The Viewpoint Bed & Breakfast (1234567)
Date/Time : 30-Feb-2017 22:12:42 PDT

========= ORDER INFORMATION =========
Invoice : none
Description : Test transaction for ValidateCustomerPaymentProfile.
Amount : 1.00 (USD)
Payment Method: Visa xxxx1234
Transaction Type: Authorization Only

============== Line Items ==============

============== RESULTS ==============
Response : This transaction has been approved.
Auth Code : 000000
Transaction ID : 0 
Address Verification : AVS Not Applicable

Customer ID : 1A234567
First Name : JACK
Last Name : SMITH
Company :
Address :
City :
State/Province :
Zip/Postal Code : 123456
Country :
Phone :
Fax :
 E-Mail :~

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