How to Get Free Money from Cash App: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Written By Jon-G

Serial entrepreneur and king of the side hustle. 10+ years making money online and developing business opportunities.

Cash App is a popular money transfer app that allows users to send and receive money from others. It’s also possible to get free cash from Cash App by using special codes.

In this step-by-step guide, we will show you:

  • How to get free cash from Cash App using these special codes.
  • How to avoid scams and illegal schemes using Cash app that will get your account banned, taken advantage of, or worse!
  • We will also provide tips on how to use the app for your everyday transactions!

What is Cash App and how does it work?

Cash App is a mobile payment service developed by Square, Inc., allowing users to transfer money to one another using a mobile phone app. Cash App also allows its users to invest in stocks, buy cryptocurrency, and even get cash back from certain merchants. To use Cash App, you’ll need to create an account and link your bank account or debit card. You can then start sending and receiving money from other Cash App users.

How to get free cash from Cash App using special codes

Cash App offers its users a few different ways to earn free cash.

One way is to use special codes that are provided by the app. These codes can be found on various websites and online forums. When you enter these codes into the app, you will be able to receive a certain amount of cash back or even free money!

When you refer someone to cash app using your unique referral code, and that person signs up, you will receive a referral fee. Other people might refer to this as a commission or an affiliate payment but all of those are basically referring to the same thing. Look for the promotions that Cash App runs, announcing the promotional period.

You can use the referral code when communicating with your network of contacts — in text messages, emails or on social media. You can use the default promo message that Cash App provides: “Hey! I’ve been using Cash App to send money and spend using the Cash Card. Try it using my code and you’ll get $5.” (The amount will vary depending on the promotion that Cash App is running.

Your contact will need to connect their bank account to the app AND send or receive as little as $5 in order to activate your referral fee. This must be done within 14 days of downloading the app. Be sure to let them know that.

Cash App Scams to Avoid

The Cash Flip

Someone will contact you on social media and ask you to send them money, usually $50 or $100. They are going to make some crazy promises, i.e. they use a special ‘secret’ algorithm that is going to 10x your money, they’re “not scammers,” the message will look like it’s official and legit. It’s easy to fake the cash app screen using Photoshop, showing thousands of dollars in their cash card, so don’t fall for that.

Not only is this scam against the Terms of Service of Cash App, but it’s illegal. Don’t be a victim of fraud, where someone is essentially tricking you into sending them money based on a false promise.

Sugar Daddy Scam

Someone will again contact you on social media and represent themselves to be an affluent older adult, saying they are looking to take care of a ‘sugar baby’. Wikipedia defines “sugaring” as “a transactional dating practice typically characterized by an older wealthier person and a younger person in need of financial assistance in a mutually beneficial relationship” and usually there is a sexual context.

The way the scam works is the scammer will request your mobile number or email address and send you a screenshot showing thousands of dollars in a fake Cash App screenshot. They will tell you it’s yours; all you have to do is pay a small fee to get it. This might be called a “clearance fee,” “settlement fee,” “bank fee,” “transaction fee,” “attorney fee” or anything else that might make it sound legitimate. The fee is not a dollar or two; it might be a couple hundred dollars! You wouldn’t think people would fall for it but consider, this is a scammer’s full time career; they know how to manipulate people to seem trustworthy.

As soon as the victim sends the money to cover the fee, the receiver blocks that person and there is no way to recover those funds!

This scam is not exclusive to Cash App; it has appeared on many money transaction apps like Venmo, Paypal, Zelle, Western Union, WorldRemit, Azimo, MoneyGram, etc.

CraigsList Ebay Facebook Marketplace Scam

You’re selling something on one of these online marketplaces and someone expresses interest in buying the item. They tell you they don’t need to come and see it, they just want to send the money and have someone pick it up for them. Typical excuses are that they’re overseas, out of state, on vacation, in the military, etc.

As soon as they claim to send the money to you, you’ll receive a message showing you a fake screenshot of the money in ‘your’ Cash App. You simply need to (once again) pay the clearance fee to release the funds to you. As soon as you send that money to them, they will block you and your money cannot be recovered!

To avoid being scammed in any transaction, log in directly to your Cash App. Do not take their word for it (the fake screenshot they sent) as proof you have the money.

073 043 Scams

In this Cash App scam, someone claims they are looking for individuals whose checking account routing number ends in specific digits. They will get you to tell them all your personal information and then they will gain control of your account! They will actually send you a large sum like $3,000 which you will see in your Cash App; you can keep 10% but you must send the rest back to them via cryptocurrency.

If you engage in this, you just became unwittingly embroiled in a criminal conspiracy. Usually, the perpetrators are filing false government benefit applications and electing to receive their benefits via Cash App. They are looking for innocent people to launder that money and then wash it through crypto where it is virtually untraceable and can go anywhere in the world.

Law enforcement will eventually catch up to you as an accomplice and unfortunately, because you are in the U.S. and the perpetrator very likely is not, you will be left holding the bag for this crime. Remember, it’s your social security number and your date of birth attached to the cash app. You will be required to repay the money and additional fines.

The Cash App $100 to $800 Blessing Scam

Another common scam on cash apps — and again, it is against Cash App’s terms of service but watch out that you don’t get duped and fall for it! It’s the “blessing” or “money circle” pyramid scheme.

In this scam, someone sends you a message asking you to “bless” someone with $100… and in return they promise you will receive $800 within 24 hours. Typically in this scenario, you post on social media and get eight people to Cash App you $100, and they in turn go out to their circle and do the same, and so on.

By the third or forth level, there are hundreds of people at the bottom of the pyramid paying out but receiving nothing. At some point, someone breaks the circle as it inevitably always happens. People will lose money and get ripped off. Not only is it against CashApp’s terms of service but pyramid schemes are illegal under state and federal law.

Free Money – The Only Safe and Legitimate Method

Just to recap, repeat and reinforce… The ONLY legitimate and legal way to receive free money on Cash App is to refer friends and family within the Cash App Terms of Service. This is the method that I outlined above in this article.

How to use CashApp

  1. Download the Cash App from the Apple or Android stores [provide links to download]
  2. Tap the app to open it. On the home screen, you can see you can send money or receive money.

Tips on using Cash App for everyday transactions

Here are some tips on how to use Cash App for your everyday transactions:

– When making a payment, always confirm the recipient’s name, email address, and phone number.

– If you’re sending money to someone for the first time, consider sending a smaller amount of money to start.

– When receiving money, always confirm the sender’s name, email address, and phone number.

– If you’re unsure about a transaction, you can always contact Cash App support for help.

How do you get $1,000 on Cash App?

You can send or receive up to $1000 on Cash App within any 30-day period. To receive $1000, you will need to sign up for a Cash App account and link it to your bank account or debit card. You will need to verify your identity using your full name, date of birth, and the last 4 digits of your SSN. Once you have done this, you can cash out or withdraw money from your Cash App account at any time.

How do you get $2,000 on Cash App?

After you have been with Cash App a while and have received at least $1,000 in any 30-day period, you will be eligible to increase your Cash App limit. You can request a limit increase after verifying your identity using your full name, date of birth, and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.

How do I get $200 on Cash App Borrow?

You can get up to $200 on Cash App Borrow by signing up for a Cash App account and linking it to your bank account or debit card. The maximum you can borrow is $200 but first, you will need to deposit a minimum of $1000 in any 30-day period to qualify.

Final thoughts on Cash App

The Cash app free money codes are a great way to get free cash from Cash App. By using these codes, you can earn cash back or even free money! Always remember to confirm the recipient’s information before making any payments. If you’re ever unsure about a transaction, contact Cash App support for help.