Is a Scam? Saw a Charge on my Bank Statement

If you see on your statement, this represents a purchase made with a Square seller. Square or Square, Inc. is a financial services, merchant services aggregator, and mobile payment company based in San Francisco, California. The company markets several software and hardware payments products and has expanded into small business services.

Is a Scam? Saw a Charge on my Bank Statement

Square said if you do not recognize the merchant name on your statement, try to recall where you were on the date of the transaction and what you might have purchased. To help jog your memory, you may want to review the following questions:

  • Did you travel in a taxi, visit an outdoor market or eat at a food truck?
  • Did the merchant swipe your card through a small white square plastic card reader attached to their mobile device?
  • Did you sign for the purchase with your finger on a mobile device?
  • Did you make a phone, mail, or online purchase around the time of the charge?
  • Did you receive an electronic receipt over email or text message?
  • If so, have you contacted the merchant via the contact information displayed on the electronic receipt directly?

If you still don’t recognize the charge, take a moment to look up the Square receipt. It may help remind you of the purchase. You can also contact Square for more information. We’ll provide public information that may help you remember the charge.

Unrecognized or Disputed Charges

Most major credit card companies offer payment dispute services for unauthorized charges or charges that were not delivered as expected. If a purchased item or service was not delivered or was not delivered as expected, we recommend contacting the merchant directly to resolve the issue. If you’re unable to contact the merchant, or if you are certain that a charge is unauthorized, contact your card-issuing bank or credit institution for further assistance. Please know that Square is unable to provide refunds on behalf of Square merchants.

If you have any questions about your purchase, or have not received your order, contact the Square merchant directly using the information provided in the confirmation email.

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  • February 23, 2021 at 8:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Riverside, California, United States

    dear pay pal have asked for copies of my statements to check my statement balance.

    On the July 17th 2020 I located a $450.00 on July 08/2020 SQ CDR GOSO.COM.CA is a scam charge. it's been 7mos ago. please investigate or tell me what I should do never authorized. thank you.

  • February 16, 2021 at 3:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Somerset, Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    I received a charge on my credit card from SQ *VENMOUS CA It was for something I was going to receive free if I paid for the shipping cost. I never received the free product and I've tried several times to email the company assocoiated with this purchase, but no one has returned my emails. If you would be kind enough to email me back as to what I should do next with this problem, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your help.

    • February 16, 2021 at 4:14 PM by info

      Open a dispute with your bank to have your money refunded.

  • February 2, 2021 at 8:59 AM by an anonymous user from: Loudoun, Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    VERY difficult to figure out who the charge actually came from. WAY too screwy!

  • September 1, 2020 at 7:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Miami, Florida, United States

    I was charged $1900.00 last nite on my credit card. Total fraud. Am disputing, canceling card.

  • July 31, 2020 at 12:09 PM by an anonymous user from: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States

    I did not make a purchase through my account and I was charged 199.00 dollars for Christian D I’m going through my bank to do a dispute. Thank you Shirley Buck

  • July 24, 2020 at 4:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Lawndale, California, United States

    I did not make a purchase on my Amazon Card on 07/05 for 75.60. I only use this card for amazon purchases online. I'm in the process of disputing this charge with the Chase Bank.

  • June 21, 2020 at 4:34 PM by an anonymous user from: United States

    We were at the Food Fair and Dollar General that day. I was charged $160.54 and did not have someone swipe my card on my phone. I’m in the process of disputing this charge

  • May 19, 2020 at 3:08 PM by an anonymous user from: Beltsville, Maryland, United States

    How is this company in business? They're a front for scammers and con artists.

  • May 11, 2020 at 1:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Cortland, New York, United States

    I plan on having my credit card deduct the amount of 64.95 charged on 4/17/20 unless you can tell me this is not a scam. I have no idea what this purchase is for. Please advise within 5 days or will have account credited for 64.95

    ConnI B...

  • May 9, 2020 at 5:42 PM by an anonymous user from: United States

    Yes, I ordered a book on 04/07/2020 for

    9.80 it's been over 60 days and no book yet,so therefore I am going to request a a refund Through Goldus.gosq.n.y.usa

  • April 28, 2020 at 12:19 PM by an anonymous user from: The Colony, Texas, United States

    I have been charged $49.95 since January for CBD gummies bears which I have not received. I cannot get anyone to reply to my questions.

    • April 29, 2020 at 8:07 PM by an anonymous user from: Massachusetts, United States

      Yes I ordered some things and haven’t got it yet but paid for it 1 month ago for $194 dollars and didn’t get my stuff back

    • April 28, 2020 at 12:45 PM by info

      Open a dispute with your bank to have your money refunded.

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