From time to time, Google chooses to block certain amounts of money from its users’ accounts for a limited time. While the situation can indeed be frustrating, it’s all part of Google’s strategy to overcome fraudulent schemes. It’s also known as a temporary hold.
Google temporary hold won’t cause users any more frustration as soon as the money transfer gets completed. If not, a notification will inform them about the situation, which means that you must remain patient if you’re among those who have run into such a situation. The Google temporary hold can last for up to 10 workdays.
Beware of the zero payment error!
You will need to update your account details on Google Play or the bank card data in case a zero payment error kicks in. Google might need to impose extra verification, or it may demand confirmation from the recipient in order to finish the transaction.
The money will even go back to the sender’s bank account in case a dispute takes place, and such situations will get resolved relatively fast.
How does Google Temporary Hold work
Let’s say you try to pay at a terminal through Google Pay, without success. Then, a notification informing you about a Google temporary hold notification is received on your smartphone. Even wrong bank account details could generate such a problem. In other words, you should always make sure that all of your data is entered in the correct way. Otherwise, errors will occur and cause a lot of frustration.
If you link your bank card to Google Pay and you try to make a transaction, the money might not be debited from your account. In such a case, it’s a good idea to seek help from the support service where you can explain your situation. Usually, those guys are very willing to help out their customers.
Google Pay is a payment method established over a decade ago, in 2011, and it allows users to pay online, in stores, or send money to someone else. You can use Google Pay from a smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch.
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