Invalid IAB Purchases / Weird Receipts

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Jul 19, 2017 10:53:23 PM via Website

Hi all! We've noticed that are a lot of in app billing payment records on our server that aren't reflected on Google Play Order Management. After looking at the receipts, we've noticed several differences between the ones from Order Management vs the ones that aren't there. For those that aren't on Order Management:

  • (Always) Order ID is apparently using the older format: 3925053605191231569.4699441885150531
  • (Always) purchaseToken is quite short: neliazyrqesvgwagglfwccfa
  • (Usually) title is almost the IAB item id, without an underscore: "standardannual subscription"
  • (Usually) description is almost the IAB item id, without an underscore: "standardannual_subscription"
  • (Usually) price is wrong and without the denomination (such as "0.11" or "0.26", rather than "$59.99")

Below is a passing and a failing order receipt.

After reading, my impression is that it's possibly fraudulent charges, but don't have an intuition as to the likelihood. If it isn't fraudulent charges, we do have a lot of incentive to figure it out as we would be leaving money on the table. Google Play's help team has confirmed it wouldn't be an invalid credit card or spotty internet connection. Any thoughts on what would be going on would be awesome.

failing receipt

{"id":"standardannual_subscription","alias":"BodBot Plus -
Annual","type":"paid
subscription","state":"owned","title":"standardannual
subscription","description":"standardannual
subscription","priceMicros":26000000,"price":"0.26","currency":"USD","loaded":true,"canPurchase":false,"owned":true,"downloading":false,"downloaded":false,"additionalData":null,"transaction":{"type":"android-playstore","id":"3925053605191231569.4699441885150531","purchaseToken":"neliazyrqesvgwagglfwccfa","developerPayload":"","receipt":"{\"orderId\":\"3925053605191231569.4699441885150531\",\"packageName\":\"com.bodbot.trainer\",\"productId\":\"standardannual_subscription\",\"purchaseTime\":1500112205250,\"purchaseState\":0,\"developerPayload\":\"\",\"purchaseToken\":\"neliazyrqesvgwagglfwccfa\"}","signature":"A4uP+JUzu7UJfD56y9g1Btym7gHRUvnwb7dgxR9lswR9D3a21JkCKU0YWkDKBiFVSyfiwW3CLWTuamwNsXVKU5UXjI+krbvcMDjEUlrmhZP4LApGVpJQG4eSWqib7LkBBBZPXAMBuX5HL7hHk1XSwh/oKxnm0NqQIlD6kd4sVGypDvMdRUofHu5AfkcEYRC0YIg46AoipXurbaCXMbv3lQYXjs+TGl7GxFRIuiseCr9BReAgxV0lQ5XZylB/QIatwWYDdGfkGNMtu0Bc/lUet6f2TW+sflGpVDMHNWdcSQkl+A/DEVK67M8B/eVl/w8="},"valid":true}

passing receipt

{"id":"standardannual_subscription","alias":"BodBot Plus -
Annual","type":"paid subscription","state":"owned","title":"BodBot
Plus - Annual (BodBot Personal
Trainer:\u00a0Workout\u00a0&\u00a0Fitness\u00a0Coach)","description":"BodBot
Plus enhances BodBot's personalization through a suite of powerful
\ntools.","priceMicros":59990000,"price":"$59.99","currency":"USD","loaded":true,"canPurchase":false,"owned":true,"downloading":false,"downloaded":false,"additionalData":null,"transaction":{"type":"android-playstore","id":"GPA.3389-7532-0097-99951","purchaseToken":"bhjlmpicpacconeppfjalipi.AO-J1OziYOBRhZsG12KwcvuyRpOc7zhRCDsyW8C-YfRphW3UeVTbHFbt5tKoQC0vaCGE-lMq-64Qu3zwkX2KRA9yjo1u0Wr93vlGBX2QKZMHR37B8rVsI2IZXWjpeTtR5qo29u79X7li","developerPayload":null,"receipt":"{\"orderId\":\"GPA.3389-7532-0097-99951\",\"packageName\":\"com.bodbot.trainer\",\"productId\":\"standardannual_subscription\",\"purchaseTime\":1499974851578,\"purchaseState\":0,\"purchaseToken\":\"bhjlmpicpacconeppfjalipi.AO-J1OziYOBRhZsG12KwcvuyRpOc7zhRCDsyW8C-YfRphW3UeVTbHFbt5tKoQC0vaCGE-lMq-64Qu3zwkX2KRA9yjo1u0Wr93vlGBX2QKZMHR37B8rVsI2IZXWjpeTtR5qo29u79X7li\",\"autoRenewing\":true}","signature":"PT1vE2lTe8geQ2JYi3YISSYxVNuQAWO3a4uzjMp+UEr3l/p95hVs4j1TAHKvnpyqB/+dQUSddLGjqcVPLTgXDBvET7owy3dqA3G//hrsw2ORewHyD3iPI/56lr8onTOry8nPZXL+z2ziBhCmiUNue3RhVteepVdnUMaGz8ws24VYgKP9u4g8fc7hBcrzI3rTcufrn4MCauB+XhVLHa0y/AREPnvYg4MjgrEwVjf8HhPU+7w8hMKfpt9XC6VVdwYAPH54pYJO+YEsnYNkHIPJNbGuq2eiW/GbCxwuKtuP9bmaB7RQFA/HCWLqQNkt7lkL+ch4my2+1QZEsIVDz9s0qQ=="},"valid":true}

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