Is "MICROSOFT*MICROSOFT 36 WA 07/21" 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 merchant name is Microsoft.
  • MICROSOFT: Indicates the service or product purchased is related to Microsoft.
  • 36: Could indicate the type of subscription or product purchased.
  • WA: Could stand for Washington, indicating the location of the transaction.
  • 07/21: Indicates the date of the transaction, which is July 2021.
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    SimplyWise Community Comments
    Harold Anderson
    3 months ago
    "Hey, had the same issue! Don't stress, just contact your bank ASAP. They'll sort it out for you. Happened to me too, and got it resolved!"
    Harper Mitchell
    3 months ago
    Can anyone explain this MICROSOFT*MICROSOFT 36 charge on my statement from 02/15/2023? I didn't make a purchase. Worried, need advice.