Y'all are probably very aware of this but just in case someone is not......
In the Milwaukee news today, the Better Business Bureau warns of Venmo ‘fake friend’ scam.
scammers are impersonating real accounts by grabbing people’s photos and changing the username a bit.
“Look at the name closely,” Vice President of the BBB in Central Florida David Wheeler said. “Make sure if it’s missing like a letter or has a number attached to it, it’s probably somebody that has stolen someone else’s identity on that cash app and you want to be real careful to not send them any money.”
He said scammers are combing through people’s public Venmo feeds to see who they make frequent payments to and then targeting those people. For that reason, Wheeler said people should set their default payment settings to ‘private’ transactions instead of ‘public.