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Is "Roundup *Amazon Kids+" fraud?

Written by Piper Hall

June 18th, 2024

About "Roundup *Amazon Kids+"

Amazon Kids+, formerly known as FreeTime Unlimited, is a subscription-based service introduced by Amazon in 2012. The service offers a wide range of child-friendly content including books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games. Amazon Kids+ is designed specifically for children ages 3 to 12 and provides parental controls to manage screen time and content access. The service is available on various devices including Fire tablets, Kindles, and through apps on iOS and Android platforms, as well as Amazon Echo devices. Amazon Kids+ operates on a monthly or annual subscription model.
  • Roundup: Indicates the type of transaction (e.g., a rounding up of the transaction amount for savings or charitable contributions).
  • *: A separator or delimiter within the transaction code.
  • Amazon: The vendor where the transaction took place.
  • Kids+: A specific service or product category associated with the vendor (Amazon's Kids+ subscription service).
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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 Amazon Kids+.
    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 Your Bank

    Connect to your bank account/credit card transactions through the secure (256 bit encryption) Reconciliation feature within the app.
    Step 3

    Reconcile

    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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