Is "VISA DDA PUR AP 449398 CARSHIELD *" fraud?

Written by Gavin Brooks

June 18th, 2024


CarShield has been in business since 2005. The company specializes in providing extended vehicle service contracts, often referred to as extended auto warranties, to cover repairs and maintenance after the manufacturer's warranty expires. Their contracts offer various levels of coverage, including protection for engines, transmissions, and electrical systems. CarShield also provides roadside assistance and rental car services as part of some of their plans.
  • VISA: Payment network used
  • DDA: Demand Deposit Account
  • PUR: Purchase transaction
  • AP: Automated Payment
  • 449398: Transaction ID
  • CARSHIELD *: Merchant name, possibly truncated
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    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 CarShield.
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