Is "The General 800 280" fraud?

Written by Caleb Martin

June 18th, 2024

About "The General 800 280"

The General Insurance has been in business since 1963. The company provides a variety of insurance products, including auto insurance, motorcycle insurance, and renters insurance. The company operates under the parent organization American Family Insurance. The retail products offered include liability coverage, collision coverage, comprehensive coverage, and personal injury protection. The General Insurance focuses primarily on providing coverage to high-risk drivers who may have difficulty securing insurance from other providers.
  • "The General": Payee or merchant name
  • "800": Reference or internal code
  • "280": Amount in the transaction
  • 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 The General Insurance.
    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.
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