Is "MICROSOFT*MICROSOFT 36 WA 05/27" fraud?

Written by Jemina Owen-Jones

April 18th, 2024


Microsoft is a multinational technology company that has been in business since 1975. It provides a wide range of retail products, including software, hardware, and online services. Microsoft is best known for its operating systems such as Windows, as well as productivity software like Microsoft Office. The company also offers cloud services, gaming consoles, and various other consumer electronics products.
  • MICROSOFT*: Indicates the name of the company involved in the transaction, which is Microsoft.
  • MICROSOFT 36: Provides additional details about the transaction, possibly indicating a specific service or product associated with the payment.
  • WA: Stands for Washington, which could represent the location of the company or the state where the transaction took place.
  • 05/27: Indicates the date of the transaction, specified as May 27th.
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    SimplyWise Community Comments
    Stanley Higgins
    3 months ago
    Just saw this MICROSOFT*MICROSOFT charge on my statement from 06/15/2023. Anyone else confused? Is it legit or should I be worried?
    Carl McAllister
    3 months ago
    Why was I charged $50 from MICROSOFT*MICROSOFT 36? Never made a purchase. Any advice on how to dispute this? Saw it on my statement on 06/15/2023.