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.
  • YOUTUBEPREMIUM: Indicates the name or description of the transaction, it is related to a YouTube Premium service.
  • G.CO/HELPPAY: Refers to the website or domain name associated with the transaction. In this case, it points to the customer support or help center of Google or Google's payment system.
  • #CA: Usually represents the two-letter country code, indicating the country where the transaction took place. In this case, it indicates that the transaction occurred in Canada.
  • 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
    Harlan Reynolds
    3 months ago
    Just saw this YOUTUBEPREMIUM charge on my card from 4/15/2023. Anyone else confused by it? Is it legit or should I dispute it? Thanks!
    Maxwell Henderson
    3 months ago
    Hey, just noticed a charge from YOUTUBEPREMIUM G.CO/HELPPAY#CA on my statement dated 5/15/2024. Anyone else having this pop up? Is it legit? Help appreciated!