Written by Jemina Owen-Jones

April 18th, 2024


YouTube Premium is a subscription-based service offered by YouTube. It has been in operation since June 2018. YouTube Premium provides users with ad-free access to YouTube videos, along with offline playback and the ability to play videos in the background on mobile devices. Additionally, subscribers have access to YouTube Music, a music streaming platform.
  • YOUTUBEPREMI: This refers to the name or description of the transaction, in this case, it suggests that the transaction is related to YouTube Premium or a subscription to it.
  • G.CO: This is the domain name and refers to the fact that the transaction is processed through Google, as Google is the owner of the domain "g.co". It indicates that the payment or transaction is associated with Google services.
  • /HELPPAY#: This may be a specific identifier related to the payment. It could be a reference number, invoice number, or any other code used for internal tracking or customer support purposes.
  • 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 YouTube Premium.
    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
    Gerald Patterson
    3 months ago
    Hey, that happened to me too! Don't worry, it's usually just a mix-up or a forgotten purchase. Contact your bank, they'll sort it out.
    Richard Longwood
    3 months ago
    This charge from YOUTUBEPREMI G.CO/HELPPAY# is a complete scam! Saw it on my statement on 06/15/2023, and I want my money back now!