Venmo users, beware! Scammers are targeting you.
The scam involves text messages being sent to Venmo users that mimic the exact color and font scheme used by the official Venmo app.
Unsuspecting victims get texts saying saying that their accounts are going to be charged, and to cancel the withdrawal, they are to log into their accounts, according to officials.
The text allows users to sign and asks for financial information, to verify user identity. This is how they steal your information.
Officials say that if you have fallen victim to this scam, contact your financial institution immediately.
Venmo is owned by PayPal .
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