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How to Spot NewspaperArchive Transactions on Your Credit Card

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Many consumers find themselves perplexed by the world of charge card descriptors, those short descriptions that appear on your charge card statement. The descriptors can differ greatly depending on the payment processor, such as American Express (AMEX), Visa, PayPal, Mastercard, or others. Our guide aims to clarify these descriptors, making it easier for you to recognize transactions and manage your finances effectively.

Charge Card Descriptors: Essential Insights

Charge card descriptors play a crucial role in helping you monitor your spending by offering a brief glimpse into where your money is being allocated. These descriptors aim to make transaction identification swift and straightforward. Yet, the reality is that understanding these descriptors can become complex due to the varying formats adopted by different payment processors.

Here’s a typical scenario: Whenever you complete a purchase, the seller is given a chance to include a descriptor on your billing statement. This may encompass the business’s name, its location, or the specific item or service you bought. However, challenges lie in the unique guidelines and character limitations set by each credit card firm or payment processor, which can introduce inconsistencies that might puzzle customers.

Enhancing Transparency: Our Promise to You

At NewspaperArchive, the clarity of transactions on your statements is paramount to us. We are dedicated to ensuring that every transaction descriptor is as transparent and consistent as possible, regardless of the platform. Here’s our approach to improving your experience:

  • Partnerships with Payment Processors: We actively collaborate with leading payment processors, including AMEX, Visa, PayPal, and Mastercard, to guarantee that our transaction descriptors are both clear and detailed. This includes ensuring they have our up-to-date contact details for any inquiries.
  • Descriptor Customization: Whenever feasible, we tailor our descriptors to incorporate easily recognizable details, allowing you to quickly identify your purchases without the need for second-guessing.
  • Support and Educational Materials: We’re here to assist you in navigating transaction descriptors with this guide which includes detailed examples and insights into the typical variations you might encounter, simplifying your statement review process.

Simple Tips for Staying on Top of Your Transactions

As we work to make this process as clear as possible, here are a few easy ways you can stay on top of your transactions:

  • Check Your Statements Often: Get in the habit of looking over your credit card statements regularly to catch any transactions you don’t recognize.
  • Keep Track of What You Buy: Hold onto receipts or jot down your purchases so you can easily match them to the charges on your statement later.
  • Reach Out if You Need Help: If you ever see a description you don’t recognize, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team. We’re always happy to help clear things up.

Remember, we’re here to help you feel confident and in control of your financial transactions. Never hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Your Trust Matters Most

At NewspaperArchive, nothing is more important to us than your trust and confidence. We’re always working to make your experience better and to keep managing your transactions as simple and clear as can be. If you ever have questions or need help making sense of a charge on your statement, please don’t think twice about getting in touch with us. We’re here for you.

Confused by a Charge on Your Credit Card Statement?

Seeing an unfamiliar charge on your credit card bill can be worrying, but it happens to many people. At NewspaperArchive, we’re here to help you figure out if the charge is related to our services and clear up any confusion. We’ll walk you through how to identify NewspaperArchive charges and give you the information you need to get in touch with our customer support team if you have any questions.

Identifying NewspaperArchive Charges

Charges from NewspaperArchive might show up on your credit card statement with different names. Here are some typical descriptors:






– World Archives Midco, LLC

– Storied / NewspaperArchive

If you see any of those names on your statement but don’t remember signing up for our services, just get in touch with our customer service team. We’re here to help!

How to Get Help from NewspaperArchive Customer Support

Before you contact our customer support team, please have this information ready:

1. The last 4 numbers of the credit card that was charged

2. The expiration date of that card

3. The exact name that shows up on your statement for the charge

4. The date you were charged

Here’s how to reach our customer service team:

  • • Email:
  • • Phone: Call 800-848-0224 and leave a message with your contact info and a quick summary of the issue. We’ll call you back as soon as we can. 

Email is usually the fastest way to get a response.

One More Thing:

We can only help with charges that are directly from NewspaperArchive. If the charge on your statement isn’t from us (using one of the names we mentioned before), you’ll need to contact the company that charged you or your credit card provider for help.

We know that seeing a charge you don’t recognize can be stressful. We want to help you figure out if it’s from us and resolve any issues as quickly as possible. Just follow these steps and give our customer support team the info they need, and we’ll work with you to get everything sorted out.

What If I Dispute a Charge with My Credit Card Company?

Finding a charge you don’t recognize might lead you to dispute it with your credit card company. But before you do, know that there could be implications, especially for NewspaperArchive subscriptions. It’s best practice to first reach out to NewspaperArchive’s customer support to understand how a dispute or chargeback could impact your chances for a refund or your membership status.

Why You Should Contact NewspaperArchive Customer Service First

If you see a charge from NewspaperArchive on your credit card statement that you don’t recognize, the first thing you should do is contact our customer service team. You can reach us by:

  • • Email:
  • • Phone: 800-848-0224

Our friendly staff can help you figure out what the charge is for and if it’s eligible for a refund. By coming to us first, we can quickly resolve any issues and process refunds when needed, making sure everything gets sorted out smoothly.

What Can Happen if You Dispute a Charge or Request a Chargeback

Disputing a charge or requesting a chargeback through your credit card company might seem like a quick fix, but it can actually make it harder to get a refund and cause problems with your Newspaper Archive membership. Here’s what you should know:

1. We Can’t Help or Give Refunds: Once you start a chargeback or reverse a payment, Newspaper Archive can’t assist you or give refunds while your credit card company is making a decision. This means that even if the charge qualifies for a refund, we can’t process it until the dispute is settled.

2. You Could Lose Your Membership: If Newspaper Archive successfully challenges the chargeback and gets the reversed funds back, you won’t be eligible for a refund or to have your membership reactivated. This could mean losing access to your Newspaper Archive account and any benefits that come with it.

3. It Can Take a Long Time: Chargebacks and disputes can take weeks or even months to resolve, which means it will take longer for you to get a refund or have your issue taken care of.

Avoiding Unnecessary Chargebacks and Disputes

Here are some simple ways to prevent needing to do a chargeback or dispute:

1. Check Your Statements: Regularly look over your credit card bills. If something looks wrong, get in touch with NewspaperArchive’s customer service right away.

2. Monitor Subscriptions: Keep an eye on your subscriptions and their auto-renewal settings to prevent surprises.

3. Cancel Correctly: If you decide to cancel your NewspaperArchive membership, use the right method to avoid misunderstandings.

Remember, disputing a charge should be your last option. Directly contacting our customer service can quickly resolve your issues, helping you keep your membership active. We’re here to ensure you have a great experience with us.

Why Was I Charged?

Seeing a charge from NewspaperArchive on your statement usually means you’ve subscribed to our service, possibly through buying it directly or starting a free trial. Let’s look at how our subscriptions, including free trials and specific newspaper subscriptions, work to clear up any billing confusion.

Free Trials and How Billing Works

NewspaperArchive lets you try out our extensive collection of newspapers for free. When you start a free trial, you can access everything for a limited time. Remember, 7 days after you sign up, we’ll automatically bill you for a subscription unless you cancel beforehand. To not get charged unexpectedly, cancel the free trial within those 7 days if you choose not to subscribe.

Subscriptions for Specific Newspapers

You may have signed up for a subscription to one of the specific newspapers we offer, such as:

1. Stars and Stripes

2. The Jamaica Gleaner  

3. The Winnipeg Free Press

When you subscribe to one of these titles, you get access to the complete archive for that specific newspaper.

Managing Your Subscription

We make it simple to manage your NewspaperArchive subscription. In your account settings, you can:

1. Check your subscription type and payment details.

2. Change how you pay.

3. Cancel or change your subscription.

4. Look at your payment history.

Staying on top of your account settings helps prevent surprises on your bill and keeps your access to our content smooth.

What to Do if You Don’t Recognize a Charge

If you see a charge from NewspaperArchive on your credit card statement that you don’t recognize, don’t worry. Here’s what to do:

1. Check your email for any messages from NewspaperArchive confirming a recent subscription or free trial signup.

2. Sign in to your NewspaperArchive account and look at your subscription and billing history to find the charge in question.

3. If you still don’t recognize the charge, contact NewspaperArchive customer service by email at or by phone at 800-848-0224. Our friendly staff will help you figure out what the charge is for and process a refund if it’s eligible.

The key to avoiding unexpected charges and having a smooth research experience is understanding your subscription, including free trials and subscriptions for specific newspapers. By staying on top of your account settings, checking your billing history regularly, and contacting customer service when you need to, you can feel confident managing your NewspaperArchive subscription and getting the most out of it.

Understanding PayPal Billing Agreements with NewspaperArchive

A PayPal Billing Agreement is a handy setup that lets NewspaperArchive automatically charge your PayPal account for your purchases or subscriptions without you having to log in to PayPal every time. This simplified process is often called an automatic payment, subscription, billing agreement, or recurring payment plan. The main benefit of having a Billing Agreement with NewspaperArchive is how easy and efficient it makes things for you, ensuring that your transactions are smooth and uninterrupted.

How Billing Agreements Work

When you make your first purchase through PayPal with NewspaperArchive, you’ll have the choice to set up a Billing Agreement. This allows NewspaperArchive to automatically charge your PayPal account for future purchases or subscriptions based on the terms you agree to. That means no more manual payments or worrying about due dates. Once your Billing Agreement is set up, you can easily access and manage the details and terms right from your PayPal account, giving you transparency and control over your automatic payments.

Benefits of the Billing Agreement

  • • Convenience: No more manual payments for each purchase with NewspaperArchive.
  • • Efficiency: Skip logging in and approving each transaction.
  • • Control and Transparency: Manage your billing details directly in your PayPal account, including viewing transactions, changing, or canceling the agreement whenever you want.

Need Help or Have Questions?

For more help or any questions about your billing agreement with NewspaperArchive, just email us at or call 800-848-0224. Our customer service team is ready to assist you.

Your Satisfaction Matters Most to Us

At NewspaperArchive, we’re dedicated to giving all our customers a great experience that’s easy and enjoyable. Offering the PayPal Billing Agreement is just one of the many ways we try to make our services convenient and reliable. If you have any feedback or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We really value your input and are always looking for ways to make our services even better.


How do I cancel a recurring NewspaperArchive charge?
To cancel your subscription, check out our help page HERE.

How do I look up a charge on Stripe?
Stripe has a charge lookup feature on their support site. Check it our HERE.

How do I update or cancel an automatic payment on PayPal?
Check out this help article on the PayPal site HERE.