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09/28/2021

BBB warns of Venmo scams: Don’t give money to a fake friend

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UTAH (ABC4) – Do you use Venmo? If so, make sure you’re not sending money to a fake friend on the app in a new scam.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning Venmo users of a new scam where perpetrators pose as your friend. Nowadays, we all use digital payment apps so it’s important to stay alert in case you become the next target.

You’ll receive a Venmo request you weren’t expecting from a friend. The friend will ask for money using an excuse such as they lost their wallet, there’s an emergency, etc. The profile photo and name will look familiar to the real account. Before you send anything, make sure to check their username carefully.

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