UPDATE: Venmo actually refunded it to me! They said something about the recipient not following through on their side about something, i can’t remember, but Venmo prevented it from going through and put the $300 into my Venmo wallet. Damn though, did I learn my lesson !
You’ve heard it all before. A close friend sends you a Venmo request and you blindly send the payment without checking to see if it’s actually their account. Turns out someone made a fake account impersonating my roommate, with the same profile picture, and I blindly sent them $300 for “groceries” like an idiot. My other roommate and I spent like $300 this weekend on groceries so it didn’t seem too large of a number. I was out for a run, and I hit the accept button without hesitation. We’ve both reported the account and sent screenshots, etc. Believe me, I know how stupid I am, so please don’t keep telling me I am in the comments. Is there any way out of this? I’m so overwhelmed I don’t even know what to do with myself right now
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