Andre – Sep 04, 2020

Victim Location 22903

Type of a scam Phishing

Message reads: (My name) new Venmo deposit reeived: $500. Claim the transaction: ID).

Curtis – Aug 28, 2020

Victim Location 89011

Type of a scam Phishing

I received a notification from Venmo that my account was trying to be accessed by a different computer. I changed my password immediately.

Then I received a call from the number above stating they were from the Venmo fraud department and there was a $2,000 charge that was trying to be deposited into my account. They said they saw my password was changed. He asked if I knew a David White as that is who was trying to make the deposit. Then said there would be a $4,000 deposit into my account and that is when I hung up.

Jay – Aug 04, 2020

Victim Location 91501

Type of a scam Identity Theft

A call from a woman speaking Spanish when I answered the phone. The woman said someone by the name of Ashley Reed was trying to transfer money out of my Venmo account to an account out of the country. Then the call dropped. She called me back to back 4 times again so when I answered, she said the same thing again. Then she said she was going to text me a code for me to read back to her….I did receive a text and a code that said to never share the code with anyone, but it looked sketchy so I hung up the phone. They then proceeded to call me 3 more times. She accidentally left me a voicemail speaking to a colleague in Spanish. I googled it and found a news article of some woman who had the same thing happen, and once she recited to code to the person on the phone, thousands of dollars were taken through the card linked to her Venmo. I then googled Venmo customer service and the number was different as Venmo is based in CA and the area code of the scammers was in NY.

Melinda – Jul 09, 2020

Victim Location 28226

Type of a scam Phishing

I got a text out of the blue asking me to change my Venmo password

Joel – Jun 18, 2020

Victim Location 90028

Total money lost $1,400

Type of a scam Phishing

Received a phone call from someone claiming to be from Venmo Fraud department. Told me I had suspicious logins from other states and asked if those were mine. I said no and he sent me a private code via text (the SAME text that Venmo uses to confirm identity) and then a separate website to enter the code (included above). I didn’t provide any personal information – the man already had my email address and phone number associated with my account. Once I entered the code in, transfers began going in and out of my account to and from people that I didn’t know. I contacted these other people through Facebook and they have also lost >$2k.

Kristine – May 26, 2020

Victim Location 89031

Total money lost $1,500

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I had 4 calls from +1 (855) 812-4430 the first 3 I didn’t answer because I thought it was telemarketers but the 4th I answered. And the person said they’re from Venmo Fraud Dept. trying to catch someone sending transactions. I called the # from a different phone and it was Venmo’s # so I complied. They asked if I authorized the transaction I said no. They said the will send me a code to confirm my identity. Do not ever believe anyone who calls from Venmo. They will never call you.

Sandra – Apr 17, 2020

Victim Location 37917

Type of a scam Phishing

Received an email from Venmo saying my account had been flagged for Security Alert. Asked me to click on the link to verify my transactions. When I clicked the button it asked for my username and password. I immediately exited the site and contacted Venmo who confirmed it was not from them. With my credentials, they could have transferred all of the money in my account to their account.

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