It doesn’t matter how rich you are, stopping someone from sending you money will always sound weird, but with the number of scams that happen on Cash App every day, it has become a necessity. If you keep up with cybersecurity news, you should know you could get scammed by receiving money first.
Avoiding scams may not be the only reason you want to stop someone from being able to send you money on Cash App. There are several other possible reasons, but this article isn’t dealing with the reasons; it’s dealing with the possibilities.
Here, you’ll learn how to stop someone from sending money on Cash App easily. There aren’t many options for achieving this objective, but you can rest assured, as you’ll be getting every option here. Without further ado, let’s get blocking.
Why Should You Stop Someone from Sending You Money on Cash App?
If you landed on this article by mistake, this would be the question you’d be asking. Like seriously, who has ever wanted to stop someone from sending them money on Cash App, and why would they even want to try that insanity?
I also had that question until I learned about some scams where you had to receive the money first. I’m sure you’re still confused, maybe skeptical at this point, but don’t worry; I’ll explain everything until it makes sense before going on to show you how to stop someone from sending you money.
The most common variant of the incoming transfer scam that you’ve probably already come across is someone sending a small sum of money to you. It’s usually very small, but you’ll receive a call almost immediately from the sender, asking that you return the money.
If you’re a Good Samaritan and you proceed to return the money, the transfer you received will vanish, eventually making you lose the exact amount they sent to you. Since this variant of the scam requires little effort, it’s a lot more common than the other variants.
Another kind of incoming transfer scam is when someone sends you money, asking you to transfer it, or at least, part of it to someone else. There might be an elaborate story in between to convince you into agreeing to send the money to the other party.
Sending the money will also make you lose it since the initial transfer in this case will also disappear. In short, they may flag the card as stolen, causing the bank to reverse all the recent transactions on it. Since the transfer to you is part of them, it will be reversed too, leaving you at a loss.
Apart from the scenarios listed above, there are many other times when you’d want to stop an incoming transfer. Regardless of the reason for your decision, the following section will show you how to stop someone from sending you money on Cash App.
How to Stop Someone from Sending You Money on Cash App
To avoid wasting your time, the only way to stop someone from sending you money on Cash App is by blocking them. When you block someone on Cash App, you essentially take away many features from them, including the ability to find you, send a payment request, or send you money.
If that sounds like what you’ve been looking for, you’re in the right place. Here’s exactly how to stop someone from sending you money on Cash App.
- Open Cash App on your smartphone and sign in to your account.
- Head over to the Activity tab. Here, you should see a list of your pending and complete transactions.
- Tap on their name in your activity feed.
- When you get to their profile, scroll down until you get to the bottom and look for the block button. Tap on the Block button, confirm any prompts, and the individual in question should be unable to interact with you on Cash App henceforth.
The block button sounds somewhat confrontational and isn’t something you want to use against friends or people you want to connect with in the future. If you don’t want one of your friends or acquaintances to keep sending you unsolicited money on Cash App, talking to them might be the best option.
Will Someone Know If You Block Them on Cash App?
Technically, a Cash App user shouldn’t know if you’ve blocked them since Cash App doesn’t notify people to tell them they’ve been blocked. However, if they’re actively looking to connect and engage with you, it won’t take much time for them to figure out what happened.
If you notice, I mentioned that blocking someone on Cash App automatically makes that person unable to send you money or even request funds from you. When someone notices that they can’t access your Cash App account, they’ll likely inquire from friends to confirm if you’ve left the app. The response of those you haven’t blocked would have given you away already.
Blocking someone from sending money isn’t something any of us has planned on doing, but here we are. The abundance of scammers trying to defraud people using the popularity of Cash App is just alarming, and you must do something about it.
When you don’t want someone to send you money on Cash App, you can simply block them completely. This article shows you the correct way to block someone on Cash App.
Suzan was born in 1969 in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. She attended UCLA, graduating in 1992 with a BA in Social Welfare.
From 1999 to 2004, Weiss was a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Social Sciences and an adjunct professor of creative writing at The New School’s Eugene Lang College. She has also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New York University, and Columbia University.
She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.