What is the issue?
Dighton police department in Massachusetts, US has warned the users of Venmo mobile payment service about a new SMS phishing campaign.
How does the scam work?
This SMS phishing campaign targets users with phishing text messages that direct to a fake website.
Another version of the scam
There’s another version of the scam that is going around targeting Venmo users.
A Venmo user reported in Reddit that he received $1000 in his Venmo account.
“A little over a moth ago, a completely random account sent $1000 to my Venmo account with the title saying 'for u'. I was very confused when I first saw this. It is pretty obvious that this was a scam based on the messages sent after the transaction [Seen here](https://imgur[.]com/a/GmJfZnZ). I decided to be patient and give them a chance to claim their money through Venmo in case this was actually real. Now that a month has passed, the funds are still in my Venmo wallet. I was wondering is anyone could give me any information on what I should do. Are these funds really in my wallet? What are the consequences of transferring this to my bank? What should I NOT do so I don't get robbed of $1000. So far I have already reset my Venmo password, and removed my bank from my account (my debit card is still attached),” the user reported.