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This transaction has been declined (code:205)

Posted: September 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm


September 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Why is the plugin giving me this error, what is the problem?



  • Support Staff

September 23, 2015 at 6:13 am

Hi there,

Was this previously working or is the a new setup?

Is this using

Are you testing payments or live?


September 23, 2015 at 9:29 am

Is a new setup. and yes we are using in live mode.

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

September 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

Hi there,

Authorizenet has a helpful tool that will let you lookup what the codes mean:

Here is the result:

Response Reason Code: 205
Response Reason Text: This transaction has been declined.

Other Suggestions: This error code applies only to merchants on FDC Omaha. The value submitted in the merchant number field is invalid.

Some other searches show that this could be a configuration issue with the account setup.

You shared that this is a new account. Could you confirm with Authorizenet support that this account is approved for production / live mode?


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Updated by  Lorenzo Orlando Caum 4 years, 8 months ago ago

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