Is "PAYMENT TO AT&T" fraud?

Written by Jemina Owen-Jones

April 18th, 2024


AT&T is a telecommunications company that has been in business for over 135 years. They provide a range of retail products including mobile phones, wireless plans, internet services, and digital TV services.
  • PAYMENT: Indicates that the transaction is a payment.
  • TO: Specifies the recipient of the payment, in this case, AT&T.
  • AT&T: Refers to the entity or company that received the payment.
  • Find & fight fraud from anywhere

    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 AT&T.
    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.
    Step 1

    Connect your email

    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 Your Bank

    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.
    SimplyWise Community Comments
    Clarence Anderson
    3 months ago
    This AT&T charge is a total scam! Saw it on my statement on 9/22/2023 and I'm furious. Time to fight back and get a refund ASAP!
    Evelyn Montgomery
    3 months ago
    Hey, don't panic! I had the same issue and it turned out to be a legit charge from an online shopping site. Take a deep breath and contact your bank for clarification. They'll help you sort it out!