Report unauthorized charges

Here's what to do if you see a charge on your card or bank statement for a digital purchase on Google Play that you didn't make.

Step 1: Identify Google Play charges

All Google Play purchases will appear on your statement under the following names:

  • GOOGLE*App developer name (for Android apps)
  • GOOGLE*content type (i.e., GOOGLE*Music)

If the charge in question isn't in one of these formats, it didn't come from Google Play. Contact your bank or card-issuer for more information.

Step 2: Check with your family and friends

If you don't recognize a Google Play transaction, check with your family and friends to see if:

  • They made the purchase, or
  • A child may have played a game that resulted in accidental charges

If you find out the charge was unauthorized and accidental but not an act of fraud, contact our support team for further help.

Tip: To help prevent unauthorized charges, learn how to use password protection on your device.

Step 3: File a claim

Once you've confirmed that the charge is from Google Play and wasn't made by anyone you know, report the charges to our support team within 60 days of the transaction.

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