Dispute, report, or cancel a payment

You can dispute fraudulent transactions made with your Google Pay account. You can also cancel some payments.

Step 1: Check if the transaction is complete

  • A transaction can’t be disputed until it’s complete.
  • The amount shown for transactions that are still processing are temporary and may change.
  • After you cancel an order or payment, it can take some time before your account is credited.

Step 2: Check if the transaction was made by someone you know

If a family member or friend had access to your Google Account or payment method and made the transaction, go to the appropriate section below.

Cancel a Google purchase

Important: This info is for individuals, not businesses. For Google Pay for businesses, go to the Payments Center Help Center.

Cancel a Google subscription

Important: When you cancel a subscription, completed payments aren't refunded. Cancellations can't be undone, but you can always resubscribe.

Learn how to cancel a Google subscription.

Cancel payment made to a business with the Google Pay app

To cancel a payment made to a business in a store, on the web, in an app, or with the Google Pay app, contact the merchant.

Step 3: Dispute or report an unauthorized payment

Dispute a payment for Google products

If you think a fraudulent payment was made for a Google product like Play or YouTube, you can dispute a transaction.

Dispute a transaction you don’t recognize in the Google Pay app

If you find a transaction in the Google Pay app that you don't recognize:

  1. Compare the Google Pay transaction amount with the records on your financial institution's online banking portal or app.
    • Do not rely on physical bank statements or receipts, these could be outdated.
  2. If the amount on your financial institution’s portal isn't accurate or you don’t recognize the charge, contact the merchant and try to resolve the issue with them.
  3. If you can’t resolve the issue with the merchant, you can file a dispute.

Dispute money sent to a friend with the Google Pay app

You can file a dispute for a transaction that you sent.

Tip: For international payments, contact Wise or Western Union.

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