Is "AFTERPAY 185-52896014 CA 09/08" fraud?

Written by Jemina Owen-Jones

May 18th, 2024

About "AFTERPAY 185-52896014 CA 09/08"

AfterPay is a financial technology company established in 2014. The company provides a buy now, pay later service allowing consumers to purchase goods from various retail outlets and pay in installments. Its services span various retail sectors including fashion, homewares, beauty products, and sporting goods. It operates in several countries including Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.'
  • AFTERPAY: Payment was made through the Afterpay service
  • 185: Merchant ID or category code
  • 52896014: Unique transaction identifier
  • CA: State or location code
  • 09/08: Date of the transaction
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    Verify With Receipt

    The best way to tell if this charge is fraudulent is to find the receipt. You may have an electronic copy of the receipt, which you can finding by searching in your email accounts for AfterPay.
    Or, if you want to automatically find and reconcile receipts so you never worry about fraud, you can use SimplyWise to automatically match all bank and credit card transactions to email and paper receipts. The app instantly reconciles your expenses and flags anything that doesn’t match.
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    Connect your email

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    Connect to your bank account/credit card transactions through the secure (256 bit encryption) Reconciliation feature within the app.
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    Reconcile the charges reported by your financial institution against what you’ve recorded in your SimplyWise account. Find fraud quickly! SimplyWise will match your transactions to your bank/credit card spending and check those items off.
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