Zachary – Sep 16, 2020

Victim Location 33462

Total money lost $2,000

Type of a scam Bank/Credit Card Company Imposter Scam

I received a telephone call from what I thought was a representative at Venmo. They stated that a fraudulent transaction had been flagged and they wanted to verify whether or not it was a valid transaction. They read me a name of who attempted the charge and the amount and I confirmed that it was in fact fraudulent. They said that they would be sending a text to my phone with a security code and to read the security code to them when I received it. I did so and they said that it has been frozen and they would be opening an investigation into the matter. Two hours later, over 20 charges hit my checking account for more than $2,000. The phone number is now not in service and they have locked me out of my Venmo account and changed my primary email so it can not be reset. I have reached out to my bank and Venmo for further assistance.

Javier – Sep 03, 2020

Victim Location 62221

Type of a scam Phishing

Received random message from unknown number claiming $500 was deposited into Venmo account, and that I needed to "claim" it be clicking the provided link.

Edward – Sep 03, 2020

Victim Location 48314

Type of a scam Other

Received an instant message with the following:

(My first name) new Venmo deposit received: $500.00

Claim your $500.00:

Shaun – Jun 19, 2020

Victim Location 43311

Total money lost $320

Type of a scam Online Purchase

The scammer posted a grey Nintendo switch on Facebook from Hillard, Oh and has scammed my self and one other person out of $320 and when asked to return said money or any form of contact, they have either blocked the people and failed to return the money.

Donna – Jun 14, 2020

Victim Location 78751

Type of a scam Phishing

Received a text message saying I had received a large venmo transaction but needed "further action" to complete this transaction. There was a link to a site that appeared to be venmo’s, but the address was instead of Some of the links did not direct me where they should have.

Amanda –

Victim Location 02840

Total money lost $350

Type of a scam Identity Theft

I have no idea how venmo obtained my bank account information. When I saw three pending withdraws, I contacted them to let them know that I had not authorized and transactions using this program, ever. AT the time these transactions were still pending and I asked them not to process them. The ignored my request and instead sen this response.

" *** T. (Venmo)

Sep 11, 10:16 AM CDT

Hi ***

Thanks so much for your patience.

We have located the charge(s) in question and it appears someone was able to add your financial information to our service to make payments without your authorization.

We are not able to provide details about the account, the user’s name, or any additional information, other than that we have located the charges, for security purposes.

Ross –

Victim Location 28278

Total money lost $1,350

Type of a scam Identity Theft

This past weekend my bank account was hit for $1350.00. I filed a fraud claim with my bank, but I also wrote venmo. They stated that my bank account information was used by an unidentified user. Usually to verify an account they will deposit a small amount and withdraw a small amount, however this never happened in my account. I’m curious as to how this company is still around ? I have never heard of them till they took money from my account. They are well known for their lack of security and fraudulent activity, I’m finding out as I research.

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