Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Venmo Scam Alert

If you use the app Venmo, be aware there is a scam going around.

With this scam, you will receive a text message telling you your Venmo account is about to be charged and If you want to cancel the withdrawal, you need to log on and decline it.

The message allows you to log on with any phone number and password. (The password we used to test this scam was wrong, but it had me continue on). It then asks you to verify who you are by entering the bankcard number and other personal/financial info.

The scam uses the same same colors and fonts as the Venmo App.

Do not use the pages provided by the text to enter into your account. Go directly to your Venmo app or use their Internet website.

If you have fallen victim to this scam and entered your personal information, contact your bank or credit card company immediately.