If the project you’re backing is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project ends but it hasn’t reached its funding goal, your card will never be charged. Similarly, if a project is cancelled before it reaches its deadline, then your pledge will not be collected and no additional action will be required.
Some backers may see a temporary authorization of funds at the time of pledging, before a project has successfully funded. Authorizations generally drop after a few days, but this process can vary depending on your financial institution. If you notice an authorization that doesn’t drop, we recommend contacting your bank or card issuer for more details about their authorization procedure.