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How to fix the OR-IEH-01 error on Google Pay?

Google Pay is one of the most popular payment portals out there at the moment. Google has put significant work and thought behind their app, but just like everything else tech, this one also has its issues.

While most users have a hassle-free transaction experience with Google Pay, some have reported encountering an error by the name of OR-IEH-01 when trying to use their credit cards. The error code or the message that comes up with it isn’t exactly super descriptive and has left a lot of users wondering what went wrong.

In this article, we’re going over what causes this error and what can you do to fix the situation.

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What causes the OR-IEH-01 error?

There are a bunch of different reasons why you might encounter OR-IEH-01 error. However, the most common ones are that either Google has detected some fraudulent activity on your card and has blocked it, or you might be using a VPN service, which doesn’t let Google verify your credentials.

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Another potential reason for this is that the card’s firmware might be unknown to Google. Keep in mind, though, that the chances of this happening are pretty low.

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How to fix the error?

Here are three ways you could fix OR-IEH-01 error.

Check your card information

First up, cross-check your credit/debit card information that you’ve entered in Google Pay. Mistyping your card number or CVV can lead to a bunch of uncalled for, random errors like this one. 

Ensure you’re entering the correct card number, expiry date, CVV and any other requested information before proceeding. 


Disable your VPN

If you’re using a VPN, it’s about time you try using Google Pay without one. VPNs hide your actual IP address and, more often than not, fetch one that’s from an entirely different geographical area than yours.

However, card numbers and CVVs can often be tracked down to one country or region. In such cases, Google might see a conflict between your card details and your IP details and block the card from being registered on the platform. 


Verify your Google Payments account

Encountering this error code can often lead to a temporary suspension of your account. Google will most likely send you an email with steps regarding how you can verify your account by uploading certain identification documents.

Follow the link or instructions specified in that email to verify your Google Payments accounts, and you should be up and running in no time. 

Also read: How to delete the transaction history on Google Pay?

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