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Received this in my email:

"Hello,

Square will debit your Bank account in the amount of $5,890.12. The funds will be withdrawn in one to two business days. To view your deposits withdrawals, visit the deposits page on your dashboard.

This withdrawal is a result of issuing a refund, receiving a charge back, a renewal of subscription pricing, or an account adjustment.

Thanks,

The Square Team

squareup.com"

My company doesn't even use square! Must be a scam/phishing/bs marketing

Review about: Square Account.

Reason of review: phishing email/poor marketing ploy.

I didn't like: Lack of security, Fraudulent business practices.

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Anon

Dear Customer,

You accepted a payment of $3580.00 from a card ending in 3861.However, the charge was disputed by the customer as unauthorized.

The disputed amount will be deducted subsequently from your daily square balances.

Your Square balance at the end of each business day will be sent to you via email.

I received th8is today, Do not have square account and never have.I know it is

a scam.

Erauqs
#1143192

I have received these types of email many times. We have never or will ever use square in our business. I boot them into spam but they continue to come into my mailbox every few days..

Anonymous
#1126181

Forward the email to spoof@squareup.com

Anonymous
#1125934

3/9/16

I actually had over $500 taken from my checking account by Square and it might've been through a phishing scam.

I used Square Cash in March 2015 for reimbursement from two people.

Within two months, my Square account is deactivated indefinitely. I cannot reach ANY customer service rep. But since I didn't regularly use the app and I already got my funds i didn't care.

3/9/16, I get 30+ notifications that Square will be taking funds for all different small amounts under $100. All together over $500

Message says

"____ has filed a dispute for $___ that was sent to you on 3/11/15" 3/11/15**** Chargeback after 1 year that the funds cleared!!?

Has anyone heard of this or experienced this off of PayPal?! My checking account had 30 pending DEBITS draining money from my account. I call my bank, and they say its Square. But, I never bought anything and the money I received nearly 365 days ago cleared from their app into my checking without a problem.

I looked at credit card chargeback policies (visa/master/amex) and I can't find any processor that will grant disputes after 6 months. I don't have a Square account anymore remember? So, I cannot contact them. Luckily, this isn't a merchant that sent me money.

I contact the individual, and he states that he didn't initiate a chargeback and he can't dispute charges with his bank after 364 days. We've been in contact over 10 times since last March, and never...

Bank fraud specialist told me they only went after my bank card and cvv #. I think this company is beyond shady but also lacking the security they need to protect anyone who has ever used their service. Get a new debit card.

Do not use Square.Please reply if you guys have had this happen to you with Square or have had a chargeback after a year of the funds clearing.

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to Anonymous #1159107

Our Company has recieved the same treatment.We have used square as our primary Credit Card Processor from Aug of 2014.

Then last week all of a sudden, we get a red notice on our dashboard that we need to validate our Business info.

We had done that when we signed up. I have sent them the info they had requested. Almost instantly,(within 30 min) Square sent us an email stating that our account had deactivated. Our customer #that we had, did immediately when we called support was not a valid #.

They are holding funds from us and say it will be 90 days before funds will be deposited. Luckily, it's less than $200. but now I have to go and apply for another merchant acct. Very Frustrating.

Will not refer them to anybody.They are THIEVES!

Anonymous
#1120772

Got the exact same email and also do not have a Square account.

Anonymous
#1120001

Google square and phishing, and I found this. I forwarded the suspect email: spoof@squareup.com

A similar notice from JPMorgan Chase today too.

The scammers are swimming.

Anonymous
#1119584

I get them too.No one gives a *** about anyone anymore to stop this ***.

Of course it can be stopped. No one cares. You have to look out for yourselves these days at all costs.

You can't depend on anyone helping you if you get scammed or hit with identity theft.Makes me sick

Anonymous
#1116483

I am receiving these same emails on a daily (or more) basis. I'm not too pleased.

Anonymous
#1116482

Hello,

Scam email just received from someone posing as from Square:

Notice of a $3,081.75 withdrawal from your bank account

Hello,

We’re writing to notify you that funds will be withdrawn from your linked bank account as a result of one or more of the following: a refund to your customer, a payment dispute from your customer, a hardware financing payment, or a renewal of subscription to a paid service.

Your First Niagara Bank account ending in 878 will be debited in the amount of $3,081.75.The funds will be withdrawn within one to two business days.

To view your withdrawals, you can visit the deposits page on your dashboard. If this bank account is closed, you can update it here. If you have questions about this withdrawal, please visit our Support Center for more information. Thanks, The Square Team © 2016 SQUARE, INC.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103 UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THESE EMAILS

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