Brave Rewards Gobbled Up As 'Auto Contribution' With That Setting Off

I had Brave Rewards appear as expected, but almost as quickly as they appeared, they vanished, both from my Desktop as well as my mobile browser.

Auto-Contribute was turned off in both places. The debit for the rewards shows as an ‘Auto Contribution’ to BravePublishers.

What happened?

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