Is it possible to get a chargeback on Cash App? I get this question from my readers a lot.

This question is quite normal to have in mind when someone steals money from the Cash App balance or charges the card in a fraudulent way.   

Can Someone Chargeback on Chargeback?

Yes, you can Chargeback on Cash App to get the money back. However, there is no direct chargeback feature integrated into the app. You can’t use the same chargeback process as with credit cards, Cash App still has its own way of handling disagreements and problems between users.

It means you can’t claim chargeback on a Cash App directly and whether you have accidentally sent money to someone or someone has stolen money from your account; in both cases, you can’t claim it.

You will need to go through the traditional route of contacting support.

Can You Chargeback On Cash App

How to Chargeback on Cash App?

To file a dispute for a Cash App transaction:

  • Open Cash App
  • Select the Activity tab
  • Click on the transaction in question for Chargeback
  • Tap the ellipses symbol
  • Select Need Help & Cash App Support
  • Click Dispute this Transaction.

What is Cash App Chargeback: Explanation with an Example

Let’s say you send money to someone using Cash App, you can’t easily take it back like with a credit card payment.

For example, if you buy something online on a website using a credit card and later realize you didn’t receive the item, you can ask the credit card company to investigate and possibly get your money back.

This is called a chargeback.

But with Cash App, if you send money to someone and want it back, it’s not as simple. Cash App payments are usually instant and hard to cancel. This can be a good thing because it’s fast, but it also means you can’t easily dispute a payment like you can with a credit card.

Square Cash App has clearly stated on its website that successful payments are irreversible.

Once the money is gone is gone for always. However, this is not the case with failed Cash App payments.

Just suppose, you sent money to your contacts on a Cash App but the payment has failed then you will get back your money if the amount has been deducted from your wallet. It might take up to 5 to 7 working days.   

READ: How to Transfer Money from Apple Pay to Cash App?

How to Contact Cash App for Chargeback?

Even though Cash App does not come with chargeback protection, still you can get back your money.

How so?

The answer to this question lies in understanding how to contact the Cash App customer service. Square Cash App customer support is available to ensure no injustice can occur to anyone.

All kinds of payment-related concerns you can share with customer service and get optimum solutions.

Here’s how to contact Cash App support:

  • Open Cash App
  • Go to the profile tab.
  • Scroll down and select Cash App Support.
  • Click on “Something Else” as a reason to contact support.
  • Remember that in the available list of options, you will not find the Cash App chargeback option.
  • Describe your concern for refund and reason to claim chargeback on Cash App.
  • Finally, check all the details and tap “Contact Support”.
  • Now within 4-5 working days, someone from Cash App support will contact you.

Important Note: Sadly, Cash App doesn’t come with a chargeback feature but let’s not forget that most of the cards and banks are equipped with chargeback protection. So, the idea here is to contact your concerned bank or card to claim your chargeback.  

How Does Cash App Chargeback Dispute Process Work?

In this process, you either directly charge back your bank and in turn affect Cash App or work out with the seller rather than charge back and go with the refund process.

That is why most of the time, Cash App wants you to contact the seller if you are buying online and resolve the dispute without bringing Cash App along with it on the side without an official dispute.

Let’s say you buy an item online from Merchant XYZ and if there is an official dispute, Cash App will take action and clarification from both sides with all details and evidence which the company will use to make the decision whether to refund the money back or not.

How Long Do Cash App Disputes Take to Resolve?

Cash App disputes usually take 7-10 business days to resolve and in some cases even longer.

What Happens After You Do a Cash App Dispute?

Imagine you’re shopping online for a new pair of snazzy sneakers using Cash App to pay. You find the perfect pair, place the order, and the money goes from your Cash App to the seller.

But, here’s the plot twist – the sneakers never show up at your doorstep! You waited, checked the mailbox every day, and even did a little sneaker dance in anticipation. But alas, no sneakers.

Now, it’s time to put on your detective hat and let Cash App know what happened. You tell them about the missing sneakers, and they’re like, “Hold up, let us investigate.”

While they’re doing their Sherlock Holmes thing, they might also give you back the money you spent on the sneakers. It’s like they’re saying, “Here’s your money back while we figure this out.”

Okay, now we’ve got two possible outcomes:

  1. Cash App agrees with you and finds out that, yes, the sneakers indeed went missing. They’ll high-five you with a refund. Yay!
  2. Cash App looks into it and decides that, well, maybe the sneakers are just camera-shy and are hiding somewhere. They might give the money back to the seller.

But remember, every story has its own twists. If things get all mysterious and there’s a bigger plot involving sneaky stuff, Cash App might do some extra investigating.

When Should You Not File Cash App Disputes?

Using the same sneaker story, let’s see when you should not file disputes.

So, you decide to tell Cash App about it. They might ask for some proof, like pics or messages with the seller.

Now, here are a few situations where you might wanna hold off on telling Cash App:

  1. Didn’t Talk to the Seller First: Instead of jumping to a dispute, it’s better to chat with the seller. They might fix things faster.
  2. Didn’t Like the Sneakers: If you just didn’t like the sneakers, that’s not a good reason for a dispute.
  3. Family Member Bought It: When you are not the one buying it and a family member bought the sneakers, you can’t dispute it. Their purchases aren’t your responsibility.
  4. Forgot to Pay: Oops, missed the payment?
  5. Freebie Hunt: Trying to get stuff for free by disputing isn’t cool. You won’t get your money back, and you might even get in trouble.

Difference Between Chargeback and Refund 

A chargeback is a payment that is returned to the payer after a dispute in connection with the quality of the products and services. While Refund means getting back money from the service provider or seller

A chargeback can also be raised in case of scams and online theft.

Any financial institution, credit union, bank, and payment service that is FDIC-insured comes under the concept of chargeback.

On the other hand, a refund is quite a different thing. Refunds might result from payment failure, damaged goods, poor quality of services, and late delivery of the product.

The terms of the refund depend upon the seller of the product or services. Being insured with FDIC is not necessary for sellers in order to refund money to the customer.

In addition to that, the process of refund does not invite any additional fee, unlike the chargeback.


Use Cash App carefully as this fast and versatile payment app is not FDIC insured. So, thereby, it lacks the feature of the chargeback as well.

Contacting the Cash App customer service and your bank might be your best bet to get back your money. If you know any better way than mentioned above in this post, write it down in the comment section.

Let the other people know how they can get their money if scammed.

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