When attempting to complete a purchase through Steam, I receive the following specific error message:
How can I resolve this issue?
If the specific error message that you receive exactly matches one of the following instead, follow the link to the correct support page for that issue.
Due to the nature of this error, the funds for the transaction may be set aside as a pending transaction by your bank. Steam will not collect these funds, and they will be returned to you per your bank's policy. More information can be found below.
There are several reasons that a card my be declined.
Double check the information that you are entering with this credit card and contact your bank if the issue persists.
The CVV2 code is the 3-digit code that appears on the back of your card, within or near the signature box.
Many banks will accept charges for online purchases that contain an incorrect CVV2 code.
Steam will never accept payment from a transaction that fails this check. If your bank has set funds aside for this transaction, they will be returned to your account per your bank's policy. For some banks, this may take up to 10 business days.
Ensure that you first double-check this information against what your bank has on record.
In some very rare cases, there may be an issue with the information that your bank checks this information against, or the verification system may be temporarily malfunctioning. If you suspect that this is the case, you may wish to purchase a Steam Wallet card from a physical retailer or use an alternate payment method.
Steam cannot offer an expired sale price at a later time, regardless of the circumstances under which the sale was missed.