The credit card or debit card charge POS DEBIT GOOGLE *TEMPORARY HOLD G.CO/HELPPAY was first spotted on October 11, 2021. This charge has been reported as trusted by 33 users, 239 users marked the credit card charge as suspicious.

Do you know what the source of this charge is? Have you seen POS DEBIT GOOGLE *TEMPORARY HOLD G.CO/HELPPAY on your credit card, debit card, or prepaid charge card? If so, please comment below!

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Sylvia Bauer on October 11, 2021

Misc debit

Aidan on October 20, 2021

Likely a compromised debit card. Google charges will never say "POS DEBIT GOOGLE" they will always start with ONLY the word "GOOGLE". Be especially cautious of the charge is from 11 to 14 dollars, there are reports of these types of charges coming up all over the internet since September.

Mario Rodriguez on November 06, 2021

I just reported it as fraud . It’s better to be safe than sorry don’t take a chance and let them keep taking your money

Jonny on November 06, 2021

That is a clever name creation by a scammer. It is NOT Google. Your bank will mostky likely trigger a fraud alert. It will always be $1 or .88 cents.

ROgier on November 06, 2021

Just got the notice from the credit union, "Pending charge at GOOGLE *TEMPORARY HOLD, g.co\/helppay#, CA." for 0.00, bc I requested notice for every transaction, but it's not appearing in my list of transactions. Bizarre. I don't use Google Pay or Google Play. Can't contact the bank bc it's Saturday afternoon--offices are closed. Really don't have time for scams. This is so bogus. Hope I don't have to cancel the card, but I will be in the lobby Monday at 8 a.m. for a new card.

Lucia on November 08, 2021

Definitely a scam, I got 3 charges of temp transactions along the night, first one for 1 dólar, then for 8 rand (African coin apparently so it's like .53 dolar) then 14.7 rand, 2 from a different direction of Google temporary hold (us, gb) and one from Google arena London. The third one didn't went through as I moved most of my money to a different account leaving barely enough for the account to exist but I'm heading to the bank today.

Stormy on November 10, 2021

I have just now seen this charge (hold) for 1.00 How do I get it off my account?

Tod Weston on December 02, 2021

was told i won an iphone and had to pay 1.00 dollar shipping when i paid it they said my card didnt have enough money on it,which it did,and i was charged a dollar anyway,twice

Ezeiru Patrick Uzochukwu on December 13, 2021

I was debited for the transaction I didn't not approve from this POS

't not approve from this POS on December 28, 2021

was told i won an iphone and had to pay 1.00 dollar shipping when i paid it they said my card didnt have enough money on it,which it did,and i was charged a dollar anyway,twice Mark as Helpful Ezeiru Patrick Uzochukwu on December 13, 2021 I was debited for the transaction I didn't not approve from this POS

Wanitta O'Shea on January 02, 2022

I have not given permission to allow a transaction on hold for $2 I would appreciate a refund and hell on the matter please kind regards wanitta O'Shea. The details from my bank wen there's abnormal transactions I received a alerts mesages . -$2.00. Entertainment PENDING: Temporary Hold (via Google) G.Co/ helppay# Business name confusing? Sun 02 Jan 2022 10:57 pm (Syd/Melb time) XXXX XXXX XXXX 2535 -$2.00 PENDING: Temporary Hold (via Google) G.Co/ helppay# Business name confusing? Sun 02 Jan 2022 10:57 pm (Syd/Melb time) XXXX XXXX XXXX 2535

Kennus Anderson on January 17, 2022

It taken my money and not giving it back

Odessa on January 27, 2022

Was charged by GOOGLE* TEMPORARY HOLD G.CO/HELPPAY# CA for the amount of $1 around 5pm eastern time today. After the google charge there were two small coinbase charges for a little over $1 each they happened within minutes of the google charge. I noticed these about an hour after they had been made because I was trying to use my card and the bank blocked my actual purchase in the store. Basically I had to call and they shut down my whole card.

A. Lindsey on February 22, 2022

I noticed this charge on my billing statement and had to put in a dispute. My card is currently deactivated and I'm waiting for a new one. Is there a class action lawsuit in the works or do we just lose the money?

Brandon on February 28, 2022

I was charged for $1.00 today at 1PM EST. I had to cancel my card and get a new one sent out to me. It's frustrating that these scammers can do this and get away with it.

Cindy on April 18, 2022

My bank flagged ten attempts to run a charge for $1.05. One was refunded by the 'merchant' and then the next day another charge for $1.06. They were from 'google tepo g.co/helppay' and also from 'Google vrere' or a combination thereof. I called the bank to report them as fraud and their fraud department told me transactions like this were very concerning and certainly a scam and immediately closed my card and issued me a new one.

Pam on May 13, 2022

GOOGLE TEMPORARY H G.CO-HELPPAY/ CA US This just showed up on my bank account its nothing I approved or bought! What can I do????

Van Doorn on June 15, 2022

2 maal reservering van 0,00 op creditcard met vermelding google*temporary hold g.co/helppayACA Daarna groot bedrag van de creditcard aankoop usd bij een bedrijf in Brooklyn

Alexandre on July 13, 2022

It « could » happen when you card is add to your google account to ensure the card exist and can be used by google. In my case I don’t add my card to google, so asked a new one. Have to wait 10 days … If you’re sure : block your card. 10 days is better than thousands dollars later ;)

Simon on July 28, 2022

GOOGLE *TEMPORARY HOLD g.co/helppa#GB on my credit card today - so it is still active and my bank failed to pick it up - I happened to see it shortly after the transaction was made

kayla on August 03, 2022

I thought this was a scam but then I realized, it's because my card info is saved on Google so every time I make a purchase, it makes a $1 hold/pre-authorization charge but then credits it right back to my account after my purchase is successful. So at least in my case, this was not a scam.

Cheryl on August 05, 2022

I just looked at my bank account and noticed two pending cc transactions for $1 each under the GOOGLE*TEMPORARY HOLD .... I do not and never have used Google Pay and didn't use my credit card at all the day indicated. Cancelled my card. From what I am reading above, I did the right thing. Thanks everyone.

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Justin on August 06, 2022

Its a verify card charge for something u used as debit. possible trial or anything wher eu had to enter a card and verify. The Merchant is using Google Merchant services for his payment services.

Lindsay on August 11, 2022

I had a pending hold on my account from "GOOGLE*TEMPORARY Hcc@google.com". I later learned this is from adding my debit card to Google's Credit Card Autofill service. Easily reversed and no harm done to my account.

Kimberley on August 31, 2022

Google*temporary hold came up on my phone banking app notifications twice then the deadbeat con artists started spending. They Went to the pub, bought cigarettes, the newsagent and a heap of different prepaid credit amounts from optus. All happened before my eyes within about twenty minutes. My keycard was still in my wallet- how have they been able to tap tap tap away $180 without access to my card and how does the google help pay charge tie into them getting the ability to tap a card with my details down the shops. And the shops they were at are literally 500mt away!? Someone that knows me or just a coincidence the charges were so close to me?? Going to watch the footage of who they are tomorrow at the tobacconist. Anyone else on the Gold Coast been done over?

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