DR ADJ REDIST CADV PRIN AMEX Charge
DR ADJ REDIST CADV PRIN is a line item from AMEX that represents a temporary charge against the cardholder.
It is an internal adjustment that is later settled with an opposite entry, ADJ REDIST PURCHASE BAL and it is not a scam.
It is indeed an internal entry that obviously causes some confusion in the customer because the origin of the line item cannot be determined.
According to the empirical evidence that we have since the second half of 2022, it only appears in American Express Platinum cards.
However, the internal entry system is the same for all the credit cards, so we think that it can happen also with other products from AMEX too.
AMEX Internal Transaction
Account adjustments, also known as AMEX Internal Transaction, are entries that are made in the general journal at the end of an accounting period to bring account balances up to date. Unlike entries made to the general journal that are a result of business transactions, account adjustments are a result of internal events.
Sometimes, when full merchant details cannot be captured at the time of the transaction, a default value of “DR ADJ REDIST CADV PRIN” or “AMERICAN EXPRESS INTERNAL TRANSACTION” will be displayed.
Once the transaction is confirmed and processed by the system you will see the correct merchant name appear on your timeline and statement – this process normally takes about two days but can take as long as ten working days to fully process.
But, as we have already said, most of the time we will see an entry like ADJ REDIST PURCHASE BAL to cancel the last charge.
The Statement AMERICAN EXPRESS INTERNAL TRANSACTION
“AMERICAN EXPRESS INTERNAL TRANSACTION” is also similar to DR ADJ REDIST CADV PRIN statement, and you would be seeing both in your reports as different line items.
Sometimes when full merchant details cannot be captured at the time of transaction a default value of “AMERICAN EXPRESS INTERNAL TRANSACTION” will be displayed. Once the transaction is confirmed and processed by their internal system you will see the correct merchant name appear on your timeline and statement.
This process normally takes two to four days to be processed, but some readers reported in the comments section that it could take up to a week to become fully processed.
If you are still concerned by the incorrect name once the transaction appears with an amount on your timeline you should contact American Express with the number that is displayed on the back of your card so they can investigate it further.
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