As Cash App continues to grow in popularity, more scammers have flocked to the platform to pilfer money from users.
This guide will show you how to block someone on Cash App and avoid getting ripped off.
To block someone on Cash App, you simply click on the activity tab on your app’s home screen and then look for the person you wish to block. Tap on their name, then scroll to the bottom of their profile. When you select Block, the person will no longer be able to send requests or payments to you.
Cash App is useful when sending and receiving money, but it can be a breeding ground for scammers.
You may experience unsolicited money requests from someone you do not know or get scammed by individuals pretending to be Cash App representatives.
Fortunately, Cash App has features that allow you to block individuals you do not wish to be associated with.
To do this, you need to open the app on your phone and then click on the history link at the screen's bottom right corner.
Search for the profile of the person you wish to block, then tap on their name. You may also select the past transactions you had with the individual.
Afterwards, click on the three dots found in the top right corner. A pop-up menu will display several options. There, you need to select “Block this Person.”
You only need to hit the red Block button to complete the process.
If you wish to unblock the said contact sometime in the future, you follow the same steps and choose Unlock.
Cash App warns of scammers who prey on users to steal their hard-earned money. As soon as they get you to send cash, they will block you, and you will never hear from them again.
There are many ways you can get scammed on Cash App.
One con method is a fraudulent payment claim. Swindlers will convince you that you are entitled to a payment. You will be asked to send a smaller amount of cash to claim the money.
Another scam is about fake referral bonuses. Unsuspecting users are offered a small referral payment in return for signing up for services from a specific company.
Sometimes, fraudsters send messages with links to phishing websites. They will ask for your personal information as a requirement to receive the money you purportedly won.
Some pretend to be a Cash App service representative who claims to collect your financial information.
You may also come across someone who reaches out to discuss your account balance or an issue reportedly linked with your account. Once you share your information, they will steal your money.
You can always block the user if you suspect a potential scam originating from a specific account. You follow the same process when blocking someone on Cash App.
After launching the app, you need to locate the person’s profile, then hit the Block button at the bottom of your screen.
You may also search for the profile by entering the name, email, or phone number.
You may also contact the Cash Support team and report the user if you prefer.
Once you have blocked a user on Cash App, they will no longer be able to see your account. They will also be unable to reach out to you via messages or requests.
When you hit the block button, Cash App will redirect you to your history page. There, you will find all transactions from the blocked person gone.
Blocking also works with companies and merchants. Once you go this route, you will no longer receive messages from them.
Likewise, blocking will prevent you from sending money to these accounts. You can always unblock if you want to.
If you accidentally block a user on Cash App, they will be unable to contact you and inform you of the mistake.
You can always check why that specific person is no longer reaching out. If you know their contact information, manually enter their name and phone number on the search bar.
You may also use their $Cashtag to see their personal details.
On their profile, tap the three-dot icon in the top right corner. If they are blocked, the options displayed will prompt you if you want to unblock them.
Once unblocked, you can easily restore their access by logging out and signing back in again.
No. If you block a user on Cash App, they will not know. Cash App will not send them any notification regarding your decision to block.
If you have someone who repeatedly sends you money requests or one you suspect is scamming you, blocking them is likely the best option. They will not be notified, so you do not need to worry.
However, if they know your username on Cash App and cannot search for you on their contacts, they will likely be made aware that you blocked them.
Once a person is blocked on Cash App, they will no longer be able to see the profile of the person who had them blocked.
So if the user cannot seek you out using the search bar, this is a clear giveaway of your choice to block.
If you do not wish to block annoying Cash App users but want to manage the requests you received from them, you can do so.
You should go to your profile and click on your profile icon. Once there, tap on Privacy & Security.
Select “Receive Requests” only from your approved contacts on the Incoming Request option. This way, only your trusted individuals will get to send you messages.
If you wish to not receive any requests, just toggle this option off. However, you should note that even reliable contacts will no longer get to send you requests if you do this.