Is "POS PURCHASE WINRED* JOHN DOE 123 MAIN ST *****88" fraud?

Written by Remi Russell

June 18th, 2024

Medium Risk

What is "POS PURCHASE WINRED* JOHN DOE 123 MAIN ST *****88"?

WinRed is a merchant focused on providing fundraising tools for Republican campaigns and conservative causes. The company has been in business since 2019. It offers digital fundraising services primarily through its online platform, facilitating donations for political candidates and committees. The platform provides various retail products including online donation processing, fundraising analytics, and donor management tools.

  • POS PURCHASE: Point of Sale purchase transaction
  • WINRED: Merchant or vendor name (likely a political donation platform)
  • JOHN DOE: Name associated with the transaction or payee
  • 123 MAIN ST: Merchant or vendor location/address
  • *****8822: Possibly a masked version of the card number used or a transaction/reference number
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