If you see a transaction on your account statement listed with a merchant descriptor of ACT* or ACTIVE-Network preceding the organization name prefix, then you registered/paid for an event/activity managed by an organization using an ACTIVE Network system.

The ACTIVE Network is a software provider that processes activity registrations and online payments for organizations in multiple markets, such as endurance (running, swimming, cycling), team sports (baseball, basketball, football, soccer), camping (reservations), business conferences, and school-affiliated groups.

If you have registered and paid for any such an activity, whether online or through the organization's point-of-sale (POS) system (such as at the organization office, a park and recreation center, etc.), your transaction most likely shows the merchant descriptor as ACT* or ACTIVE-Network preceding the organization name prefix on your account statement. This is the authorization of the charge on your account.

You will see the merchant descriptor update to include additional details, such as the organization phone number. Please note, this is not a double charge, but rather a the transaction settling.

Here are a few examples of charges you might see:
  • LL- Little League
  • GC- Golf Course/Club
  • CO- City of
  • REG- Registration
  • HS- High School
  • HF - Hunting and Fishing
  • FP - Forest Preserves
Note: The list of articles representing organizations is updated frequently as new organizations begin using ACTIVE Network every day