Venmo Users, Be Very Careful of This Scam
It's become my go-to when I'm out with friends or want to pay for something without searching for my wallet. Ask anyone that does any kind of money transaction with me and they will tell you Venmo is life.
The phrase "Venmo me" should really be in the dictionary now.
Apparently not even Venmo is safe from scams. According to this post from the Dighton Police Department, we need to be careful of a scam going around.
Basically, here is how the scam works: you will receive a text message telling you that your Venmo account is about to be charged and if you don't want to proceed with the withdrawal, you need to log in and decline it.
The message then takes you to a place you can log into with any phone number and password combination (even if it's not the right phone number and password for your account).
Then it will proceed to ask you to verify who you are by asking for your bank card number and other personal information.
They really trick us by using the same colors and font that the Venmo app uses.
Now I don't use a Venmo debit card or anything like that, but this scam does work for any card you may enter.
If you already entered your information, be sure to contact your credit or debit card lender and make them aware that you may have allowed your card to be compromised. It's a pain in the butt but better to be safe than sorry.
As far as I'm concerned, if they did get my card information, have fun. You won't get very far with what's in there.
Do you know anyone or have you been affected by this scam?