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Is POINT OF SALE WITHDRAWAL / AMAZON.COM on my credit card statement fraud?

November 18th, 2023

Have you checked your bank or credit card statement and come across a puzzling transaction called "POINT OF SALE WITHDRAWAL / AMAZON.COM"? In this blog post, we’ll break down what this charge is for, shed light on the company behind it, explore alternative transaction descriptions, and guide you through finding the corresponding receipts, so you can be sure this is a legitimate transaction and not fraud.

About POINT OF SALE WITHDRAWAL / AMAZON.COM

  • POINT OF SALE: Indicates that the transaction was made at a physical location where goods or services were purchased.
  • WITHDRAWAL: This suggests that the transaction involves money being taken out from the user's bank account.
  • AMAZON.COM: Refers to the merchant or company where the purchase was made, in this case Amazon.com.
  • About Amazon

    Amazon is a multinational e-commerce company that was founded in 1994. It offers a wide range of retail products, including electronics, books, clothing, home goods, and more. Amazon has an extensive online platform and operates various marketplaces worldwide.

    Other ways this charge from Amazon can appear

    Amazon transactions on your credit card statement can appear in various ways, depending on the specific transaction and how it was processed. Here are some common descriptors you might see for Amazon charges:

  • AUDIBLE
  • AMAZON MARKEPLACE NA
  • AMAZONCOM
  • AMAZON.COM AMZN.COM/BILL AMZN.COM/BILLWA
  • AMAZON.COM AMZN.COM/BILLWA
  • It’s important to note that the exact descriptor on your credit card statement may vary, and these are just some common examples. If you ever have a question about a specific charge, you can usually find more details in your Amazon account’s order history or contact Amazon customer support for assistance. Additionally, always keep an eye on your credit card statements to ensure that all charges are legitimate.

    How to Find Fraudulent Charges

    We recommend you use a smart-tool like the app, SimplyWise!

    It can be a lot of work to keep track of all the activity on your credit card/bank statement throughout the month, and apps like SimplyWise store and organize all your receipts and online transactions (including Amazon, Walmart, PayPal, and more!) to provide you with a complete and comprehensive view of your expenses as they occur.

    Follow these simple steps to begin avoiding unauthorized charges and gaining better visibility into your spending:

    Step 1

    Download the SimplyWise app and connect your email account. SimplyWise will search through your emails and find all the receipts in your inbox. This allows you to understand what exactly you are paying for when you see a bank transaction on your statement.

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

    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.

    If there are transactions reported by your bank that SimplyWise does not recognize, you’ll see those marked with an alert (!) icon. If after reviewing these charges, you still don’t recognize them, it’s time to call the bank!

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