Why is Amazon sending me money?
April 25, 2014 12:07 PM Subscribe
Amazon put a large deposit in my checking account for no known reason, and I'm trying to find out what the money is from.
I was checking my bank balance online and was surprised that it was higher than I thought. Then I saw that I had a rather large deposit (a couple hundred) a few days ago, labeled as:
AMAZON.COMxxxxxx Misc. Paym
Where each "x" stands for a number.
I have no idea what this is from. I am indeed a member of Amazon associates. That is due to a website I have, related to a TV show, that earned me some money a few years ago when the show came to DVD. I haven't gotten any payment from there in a long time, and a search of my email shows that Amazon Associates even sent me an email on April 1st stating that I had not earned enough during the quarter to receive any payments.
Some googling took me to payments.amazon.com which I was able to login to with my normal Amazon account, but it showed nothing in the transaction history, for any time period I sent it to.
I've searched my gmail for:
-Any messages from Amazon around the time of the deposit
-text referring to the amount of the deposit
-the string of 6 numbers listed with the transaction
And found nothing. I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I'd like to know where this money came from so that I know it's not a mistake. Any ideas on how I can find out?