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  • The Venmo scammer-Facebook Marketplace

    Posted by David on October 22, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Venmo, a payment system which uses mobile devices, has either a personal or business account. Most people have a personal account, and as such, are required to use it for personal dealings with friends or peers. But when a fraud ring in LA managed to steal $50,000 worth of product on Facebook Marketplace, the terms of Venmo ended up working against its users.

    A photographer named Rasa had listed a camera on Facebook Marketplace and was contacted by a buyer. The camera was listed at $1200. The buyer paid Rasa the full amount, but in 52 separate Venmo transactions. Rasa thought it was weird, but since he had all the money, he let the camera go.

    A day later, Venmo froze Rasa’s account and took back all that money. It had violated their terms and was also found to be from stolen cards and accounts. In this situation, Rasa had no recourse with Venmo to get the money back, and lost the camera as well.

    Helen replied 2 years, 5 months ago 7 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Lacey

    Member
    October 23, 2021 at 5:31 am
    Newbie

    Beware of the fake profile 😑

  • Flying

    Member
    October 28, 2021 at 8:37 am
    Newbie

    The first thing you need to know: Scammers are sneaky and often very convincing. But their scams also tend to have some common themes, which can make them easier to identify.

    • Felicia

      Member
      October 28, 2021 at 8:41 am
      Newbie

      Yes but Venmo has made transferring cash more convenient than ever, but some scammers are using the app to steal your money.

  • Thiaa

    Member
    October 28, 2021 at 8:45 am
    Newbie

    OMG! But in one typical Venmo scam, a criminal might ask you to send them a small amount of money in order to receive a larger amount in return.

    • Cheng

      Member
      October 28, 2021 at 8:53 am
      Newbie

      And also they pretending to be your friend and requesting money 😑

  • Helen

    Member
    October 28, 2021 at 8:57 am
    Newbie

    I don’t know that how to prevent getting scammed on Venmo ??

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