Written by Jemina Owen-Jones

April 18th, 2024


Hulu is an American subscription video-on-demand service. It was launched in October 2007 and has been in business for over 13 years. Hulu offers a wide range of retail products including streaming television shows, movies, documentaries, and original content through its online platform.
  • PAYPAL: The name of the payment processor used for the transaction.
  • INST XFER: Indicates that the transaction was an instant transfer of funds.
  • HULU WEB: Indicates the recipient or payee of the transfer is Hulu and it was made through their website.
  • ID: Identifies the specific transaction within the recipient's system.
  • PAYPALSI77: A unique identifier or reference number for the transaction within the PayPal system.
  • 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 Hulu.
    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
    Milton Anderson
    3 months ago
    "Hey, I had a weird charge too, but this website helped me figure it out. Hang in there, you'll get it sorted! ????"
    Bertrand Lawson
    3 months ago
    Wow, just noticed a weird charge from PAYPAL INST XFER HULU. Anyone else had this? Seen it on my statement on 6/15/2023. What gives?