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Venmo App User Reviews & Comments
Was best cash app untilI had a problem with my ATM withdrawal. Not having any transactions for over 24 hours, when I went to the ATM it declined me even though there was more than enough money in there. Thinking it will be a simple fix ended up being a 24 hour headache with still no resolution, And my money on able to be withdrawn or even used for purchases. Went from the best app to the worst app in one day! The funny part of all this headache, every time I called they said there is no holds or locks on your account everything looks fine. Something you must’ve done at the ATM cause the computer to decline it. They couldn’t clear anything in the system and the best suggestion was wait a few hours and try again. After trying again and again, and calling them again and again. I was still on able to withdraw from the ATM. They don’t know why I was being blocked and said there is no hold on my account. I said to them if I can’t withdraw from an ATM I guess there’s no point of me having the Venmo account and I should just cancel it. Their response was yes I agree that would probably make sense if you’re an able to use it. Never in my life have I heard a company tell you to cancel them. And that was from not only 1, but 2 people. 1 of them being a manager. And the crazy part of it all is still no one can override the computer that’s blocking me from using my ATM card. So needless to say I’m done with Venmo.Version: 7.43.0
Wish I could give zero starsI have money that was sent to me for bills on my Venmo and when I tried sending it to my bank it immediately locked me out and said my account is frozen... I’m not sure why but it won’t even let me do anything from this point in my account. I went online to your “help” page and followed the instructions for a frozen account... it ended up being a dead end. I then called customer support and they wouldn’t even tell me the issue with my account, just said it’s going to take 5-7 business days for an “account specialist” to look into my account. I don’t mind that, all I asked was if I could send that money back to the original sender or just cancel that payment. They said once a payment is sent through there’s no way to get it back to the sender, not even through customer support. So basically I have money sitting in my account and I can’t even touch it because my account is frozen? And they won’t allow me to speak with anyone before the seven business days. Absolutely shocked and mortified with this apps customer service skills. Very obvious that they don’t care about their customers experience and they have zero safeguards for protecting the financial aspect of this app. There should be some way to send that money back to the sender so I’m not sitting here waiting for nearly two weeks just to access those funds, or allow me to speak to an account specialist over the phone. Once this situation is handled I’m never using this app ever again..Version: 7.37.0
Venmo is unacceptable !I am very disappointed in venmo and will probably never use it again. I understand you guys freeze accounts when you suspect something but the process to unfreeze takes way to long. I have $190 in my frozen account & I need this money to help support my household in this corona situation but I am still under review after 2-3 days of sending my iD in. Cashapp instantly makes you take a picture within the app of you iD and you are back to using your money. It makes me very upset that I have to go through this not only do I have to ask people for money but pay them back when my account unfreezes. I DONT KNOW WHEN MY ACCOUNT IS GOING TO UNFREEZE. Yes I already sent my iD I also talked to a Venmo assistant who agreed and said he sees my iD and I have to wait for a specialist to fix it. My thing is why aren’t I already talking to a specialist about my situation not a customer support person who barley has control over helping my situation. I callled not only did I wait and hear your wait music for almost 20 mins when they finally answered and helped me they told me I had to wait for the specialist! Y’all could’ve told me that in a email after I receive my money I will be withdrawing and going back to cashapp because this is unacceptable. Have a nice day and keep safe from corona..Version: 7.50.0
Reliable, User-friendly, & ConvenientI have yet to have any issues using this money transfer service. The app itself is simple to use & provides a convenient way to send & receive money between it’s users. Venmo not only provides independent contractors with an electronic avenue to be paid/reimbursed, it also provides users the ability to track their activity electronically & keep a paperless record of all of their transaction history. I use Venmo on a regular basis for both personal & professional reasons, it makes it easy for people, like myself, who don’t tend to carry cash. Whether it’s to pay a sitter last minute or make an impromptu purchase at a yard sale, I’ve been able to use Venmo in place of cash on multiple occasions, saving many trips to to the ATM. With the ability to instantly send & receive money, Venmo simplifies group spending by allowing a single person to make a purchase or cover a bill for the group as a whole rather than attempting to split the cost amongst multiple people. These are just a few of the benefits I’ve experienced as a Venmo user & I’d recommend this app to anyone looking to simplify their financial activities..Version: 8.25.2
They really froze my account and trying to hold my moneyOkay hello my name is johniqua so it says that Venmo is holding my money okay after my money is returned I’m not using Venmo again. I understand I violated some kind of rule or whatever. I clearly explained what happened plenty of times 4 times in a row sent my ny stat Id picture twice. I don’t get it I couldn’t put the money on my card I clearly explained that then it says I can’t use my account how in the world is it that sending money is so difficult. when you try to get your hard earned money back to you. which your the rightful owner of someone tells you they’re gonna hold it oh heck no. I will like my money returned to me no one has to ever worry about me using this app again. I’m sure I will never use this app. I will be darned if someone freezes my account then I give my Id and tells me they’re holding on to my money as if I’m a little kid who just got there allowance and is spending to much money I understand not you fault I chose this app and have to deal with whatever but if I knew I was causing trouble sending the money back to my boyfriend and requesting it back because we both couldn’t find a card to place the money on I would’ve been asked my sister to use her bank card to put my money on man why the heck why do I have to go through this so I really can’t get my money back.Version: 7.31.0
Great New Gossip FeederIt’s super nice that they make transactions public by default unless you change your settings!!! I got off all social media but can still tell which of my friends are in a relationship based on the Venmo transactions I see going between them. Though honestly, it’s a bit much to have to know that two dudes I went to school with years ago are paying each other back for toilet paper and pizza every week. Why do I even have all these Venmo friends? I never chose them consciously. Being serious though, it’s a very handy, easy-to-use app and becomes more and more convenient as more individuals and businesses start using it. I buy groceries at the farmer’s market, receive payments for dog sitting, etc. all through Venmo... for free! I still don’t know how it’s a sustainable business model for Venmo, but it’s awfully nice for me. And splitting checks at a restaurant or whatever is amazingly simple now... gone are the days of your distant acquaintance saying, “I’ll pay you back when I get a chance to grab cash from an ATM,” and then conveniently forgetting for the rest of her life. Just look her in the eye and state your Venmo handle right from the restaurant table so she has no excuse!.Version: 8.9.0
TrashVenmo is literally one of the worst apps you could possibly get. I tried to send money to my account instantly and it wouldn’t go through. The excuse I was given was because of “suspicious activity”. Basically whatever they deem “suspicious” is grounds for your account to be frozen, delayed, and or locked completely. Pretty much any large sum of money is apparently “suspicious” so I wasn’t able to get my money out even after I said oh well I’ll just do the standard transfer and wait the 1-3 business days. I had to send the money to a friend and have him do it instantly and send me the money on cash app. I’d honestly advise using cash app over Venmo easily. It’s simple, easy, and doesn’t have so much baggage with it. You just type the amount you want and you can send the money to someone instantly and take that money out whenever you want to. Customer service was awful and they didn’t believe the account actually belonged to me and had me go through at least 4 different security processes on the phone to make sure it was actually my account even though I explained in detail only things an account holder would know about their own specific account. They tried to make it way too complicated to use and it’s honestly a hassle anytime you actually want to use the app. I deleted it so fast after getting my money out and I’m never using it again.Version: 7.39.0
Frustrated and Disappointed 👎I have had three venmo accounts and all of them had been shut down without any explanation. I use this app as a method of payment for my car cleaning services and without a doubt, each one gets shut down without hesitation in a matter of a couple of weeks, very frustrating. Venmo makes no effort to provide me with a reasonable explanation as to why ALL of my accounts have been shut down other than claiming it was their decision and I can no longer use their services. The third time this happened, I decided to call their customer service number to see if they could give me a reason as to why my account had been first locked. I called the direct extension that claims to handle exactly that. Despite waiting on the phone for 15 minutes, I was given literally no answer besides that I have to wait for an email to come (the one where they don’t tell me anything) which would take 3-5 days. Why have a direct line that handles frozen accounts when they really don’t handle anything? What I ASSUME to be the reason for all of my accounts being shut down is that the name on my profile does not match the one on the card. Which for privacy reasons, I choose to only use the first letter of my last name, and when I made my other accounts and had to use my parent’s cards, of course the names would not be matching. Very frustrated and disappointed in both the customer service and the functionality of Venmo..Version: 7.36.0
Refused to Get Me My Money BackVenmo has no good system in place for fixing scenarios where you accidentally send a payment to the wrong user. When I did this I immediately commented on the payment to the wrong user explaining the situation and asking for my money back. I also sent a money request to the user I incorrectly paid explaining the situation again and asking for my money back. The user took a while to respond and when they finally declined my request for my money back I immediately contacted Venmo support about the situation. Instead of starting with saying there was nothing they could do since too much time had passed since the incorrect payment was sent, support wasted my time over numerous days requesting extra information, requesting information again that I had already provided, and finally acknowledging that I had proven the payment went to the wrong person but there was absolutely nothing they could do about it. Instead of telling me that obvious response immediately they sent me down a rabbit hole and wasted my time first. They acknowledged that the user wrongly kept money that was not theirs and yet they refused to do anything about it. Even if I didn’t get my money back they should have at least suspended or removed the account of the user who abused the situation, but instead Venmo did nothing. Don’t waste your time and money on this app, they will do nothing to protect their customers from bad users..Version: 8.12.1
Terrible customer serviceGod forbid you have any emergencies with your money because you’d be better off sitting on your couch doing absolutely NOTHING, it would have the same end result as if you try to get help from this company. My account was compromised and they have yet to do anything at all about it. If you want to speak to a customer service representative and live people when you have an issue that will be too much to ask because that’s not available. They don’t have an emergency hotline so if you do have an issue you have to send an email and they will MAYBE get back to you in 24 hours if they feel like it at all. I’ve sent 3 emails in the past THREE DAYS so yes more than 24hrs and not one has been responded to. A lot can happen in 24 hours AS IT IS, especially if your problem is as urgent as your account getting hacked into and someone else having access to confidential information. And they don’t have a number for a live agent to call, so you would think that they would be prompt on their emails. Wrong. Even though I got the major stuff sorted directly with my bank I still have someone making changes to my profile on Venmo. Read all the reviews about their terrible customer service it’s all the same, especially if you go online. Do yourself a favor and use zelle or literally any other app..Version: 8.3.1
Much easier to use than writing a paper check.Very easy to use money transferred instantly. Much easier than writing a traditional check. I believe Venmo is also PayPal. I took away one star due to privacy. When you sign up it automatically uploads all of your contacts in your phone without warning. It also connects to social media like Facebook. Once you've registered you can change these privacy settings, so be aware to go to settings immediately if you don't want all of your contacts who use Venmo to see your transactions. Also for each transaction you can select if you'd like your friends, the public to see Who you've paid, minus the amount. You can also set each transaction to private. Personally, I don't understand why it's anyone else's business who you pay for what kind of service. It's a Bizzarre concept to me, but then I don't live my life through social media. I am only using Venmo as a form of payment, like cleaning services. Still, it's easy to use and convenient. Just make sure to check Settings before you start transactions unless you want all of your friends, Family and coworkers to know what you're up to..Version: 7.10.0
Bad experience with VENMO!!After 1 hr 26 min hold-time plus countless other phone calls on the same matter, VENMO decided on their own and without a detailed explanation of their decision to BLOCK my Black American Express Centurion card from my profile. All the rep and supervisor say “it’s a security issue” yet AMEX indicates there is ZERO issue on their side. Additionally, no resolution was offered! Not from agent or supervisor. No one said: “let me see what we can do”. “Let’s see how to resolve this”. Instead I heard : “ I’m sorry but there’s nothing we can do”. When I asked to speak to their security department : “ I’m sorry but we cannot transfer you” . When I asked to speak with another supervisor: “ I’m sorry but I’m the top of the line and the only one here today to speak to” It’s not ok and it is unacceptable that a company act this way. So after that long hold time I still do not know 1) what the security flag is 2) how to resolve the matter. VENMO is no longer my company of choice when there are so many others in this field! I’m going to pursue this matter with the correct agency to clear this — ASAP!.Version: 7.31.0
They hold your money w/o exp. & access acct details illegallySomeone recently opened a dispute against me however she opened the dispute before the agreed date to ship. It makes no sense. So Venmo froze my account and would not tell me any information. They kept telling me an account specialist would contact me...well the lady demanded I ship her stuff before the account specialist ever reached out. I had already verified my identity yet they wanted me to submit more proof to even inform me of the dispute. Long story short Venmo has closed my account permanently without asking for my side of the story and without any explanation at all. When I respond to the emails they just reply and say they cannot assist me any further and The money in my account will now be held for 180 days-again with no explanation as to why. If I weren’t I contact with the disputing party I wouldn’t have even known a dispute was opened. To top it all off the disputing party has informed me that they have a family member who works for Venmo and has been providing her with my account details. I emailed Venmo’s privacy department and the following day my account is permanently closed. Do NOT use Venmo unless you want to risk your money being held for 180 days without explanation. BBB and FTC will be hearing from me next. Employees cannot access and provide my information to another user for any reason- especially for personal, family matters..Version: 8.5.1
DO YOUR RESEARCH ABOUT VENMO!!I sent $388 through Venmo to my mom and they froze both of our accounts asking for verification. We both uploaded our ID’s and were told it would take 3-5 business days to be reviewed by and account specialist. After the review period we were told our accounts were permanently revoked without any explanation. I didn’t mind that part at all honestly because the point of using Venmo is because I though it would be convenient and efficient and it was anything but that! Now this is the insane part. They did not volunteer any information about the $388 they had of my money. When I questioned them through email (that’s the only way of communicating with an account specialist), I was given a vague response about their investigation would take up to 180 day’s and the funds were a part of the investigation so they would let me know at the end of the 180 days if they could return any part of my money back to me!! Now after hearing this I went on BBB website for Venmo she literally every other complain is a story just like mine, some for thousands of dollars. I have no idea how Venmo is getting away with stealing people’s money but they are. There are many different apps like this so use one of them and stay away from Venmo at all costs!!.Version: 7.42.0
Don’t get this app unless you want endless frustrationsI start this review out by saying, this app can work great. Only for the lucky ones. I used this app for about a year before I became one of the unlucky participants. I followed all the rules, did nothing wrong, and one day my account was frozen for absolutely no reason. I couldn’t send or receive money. I wasn’t even able to transfer the money i had in my account, to my bank account. I emailed the support team which likes to pretend like they’re helping you but they really don’t. Nobody helped me. They told me there was nothing they could do. After frustrations grew smaller, i decided to give the app one more chance. I downloaded it again, created a new account. And a few weeks in...BAM! My account is frozen again. This time it’s because i have “duplicate accounts”. I just want to know HOW i’m supposed to only have one account if they screwed me over on the first one, forcing me to make another. As of right now, I have $115 in my second account and there is no chance of getting it out, due to my account being “frozen”. I have tried emailing, calling, and everything in between. This app and its support team are unprofessional. They stole my money and I’m never getting it back. Do not download this app unless you want to risk being one of the unlucky ones like I was..Version: 8.3.1
Absolutely ridiculous!My friend transferred $400 to my account I go to do an instant transfer to my personal checking account and it will not go through. And oh how convenient no customer service support to call because apparently they work bankers hours. How in the world are you going to be a 24/7 cash application and not have any sort of online tech support or offer any live tech-support?? This is literally an emergency situation where I needed to borrow the funds which I did.....I now have my funds sitting in this stupid account which I am unable to touch or have access to and will have no way to contact their customer service until Monday morning it is currently Friday 7:30 PM. I am beyond furious. I knew I should’ve gone with my gut and used the other three different cash apps I have on my phone which worked beautifully and have never had an issue with. I only last minute decided to use this one for the first time tonight never thinking for a second that I would not be able to access my funds. USER BEWARE PLEASE don’t use this stupid application....no tech-support after 4 PM M-F..Version: 7.25.0
Shady Hidden FeeThey deducted $5 from one of my transactions because they told me I was in a $5 dollar deficit from a transaction that took place over a year ago. I was never given a notification nor an email saying that the payment method didn’t go through and I owed Venmo $5. My Venmo wallet even said I was at $0.00. Not “-$5.00”. So they waited until I made a transaction and I noticed it was $5 short. The only thing they told me was a transaction I made a year ago with a specific account didn’t work, my bank couldn’t provide a routing number or account number for that account they said I used. That account in question HAS NOT BEEN AN ACTIVE BANK ACCOUNT SINCE 2016. So of course it’s not going to be a usable account. Which begs the question, why would I use that account to make a payment and why was it not declined from the very beginning? I even tested it by transferring $1 from that account to my friend, and it immediately declined it like it should have. All I’m saying is Venmo and PayPal have some very shady ways in collecting revenue from their customers via hidden fees. They basically gave me the run around about it. I wouldn’t be so disgruntled if I was given a heads up prior to the transaction that I was in a $5 deficit to them. But there was no notification and my Venmo wallet said I was squared at $0.00..Version: 7.45.0
Venmo is LITERALLY the worst!!!When I first started using Venmo a year ago, I had zero problems. Friends and family would send me money and I would use “instant transfer” to my bank account since that was the quickest way to send money and I would receive it with NO ISSUES! All of sudden I am getting problems with the instant transfer. I have contacted Venmo myself and let them know the situation thinking they could fix the problem since it’s on them, but they are just useless and they offered me a “better solution” to the problem which was waiting 2-3 business days for the money to be sended to my bank account. HAHAHA NO. So apparently now their system is “declining” my instant transfer funds and there is nothing they can do about it. How could you not do something about this!? It’s your company declining my transfer! If anything YOU SHOULD BE THE ONE TO FIX THIS. All I am trying to do send MY MONEY that I need to in my bank account, and yet I can’t touch it. This is absolutely ridiculous. This isn’t the first time this has happened to me with the instant transfer fund, but now that this is happened to me a second time, I am done. After I figure out a way to get all the money onto my bank account, I am deactivating Venmo. I will never use Venmo again. If you read this, please don’t waste your time on Venmo, because like they told me, there is nothing they can do about it. I am extremely disappointed and upset. Goodbye Venmo. 👎🏼.Version: 7.41.1
Transferred Money That I Couldn’t Even Use And Now My Money Is Being Held!I got my school refund on my chime account. I had a new card ordered and had not gotten it yet. And I needed the money, so I sent it to my brothers chime account. He then sent it to my Venmo account because I had that card. ALL of my transactions were getting declined, except a couple that went through. So I sent the money back to my brother, and ask him to try the transactions and to try to withdrawal from his Venmo. Same problem. So we contacted their chat team about it and we had recently moved so we figured it was happening because we moved to a different state. We called about it a couple times. And they ended up freezing our accounts! They asked us to send pictures of our State IDs or Drivers licenses to prove our identity. We did that. I also sent the a picture of our lease to update our new address. They told me that I went against their user agreement and that my account was being permanently closed and that they were investigating my money for up to 180 days to see if they can give me MY money back! I sent them pictures of my accounts showing what I did. And I also kept the chat transcripts and email communications with the company. No luck at all. And they won’t tell me how I violated the user agreement! I need my money! I have kids and bills to pay and I can’t now..Version: 7.41.1
Really handy - a few issuesI use this app a ton and im a huge fan. One thing that enraged me though is that they’ll sometimes keep your money hostage when you try to pay someone , adding in layers of verification requirements while possibly collecting interest on the sums held up- they don't notify the sender that the money they sent was unclaimed allowing the sender to choose an alternative payment channel - I learned from a young homeless woman who had a Venmo account who i sent money to for train fare, that they would not allow her to accept what I sent. I consider this to be abusive of their fiduciary role. I want them to fix this and make it easier for people in her situation to access funds to be able to improve their situation or make it clear to the person who sends money that the money never reaches the intended recipient. I would give them fewer stars for this issue, but i find for regular use with established contacts it works well. I wish i had the option to preschedule payments or set regular payments. I also wish that my venmo balance would apply to my payment when the amount exceeds the balance- instead of sitting there!.Version: 7.21.1
They lie to youI have never had any problems with this company/app but today really changed all of that. I wanted to add money to my account to cover some charges so I transferred almost $90 from my bank account to my Venmo account. If you have used this app before you know when you make a payment to someone the money comes out of your bank the next day. I checked my bank account and it came out so I check Venmo and it doesn’t show up. I talk to customer service on the chat, over email, and on the phone. Over chat and email they tell me it is run as an ACH transfer and takes 3-5 business days to show in my account. I work in a bank with these types of transfers and they never and I mean NEVER take 3-5 days. They take one at the most two days. Furthermore it was not run as an ACH transfer it was run as an auto debit (as if I swiped my debit card). I asked multiple times why I was being lied to and no answers just a run around. The girl at customer service on the phone was really trying to help me but she just didn’t have any information. I don’t know if she was new or if they just don’t care enough about their customers and employees to give them info and training to be able to help people. Don’t EVER put money in your Venmo account. Wait for them to take it out of your account after you transfer it/make payments. They will take your money then lie to you and hold it for as long as they can get away with it..Version: 7.47.1
Good concept, Horrible implementationI like what Venmo does—I don’t care for the social feed aspect and I keep all my transactions private, but sending money to friends to split a bill, paying rent, sometimes even getting paychecks for freelance gigs is smooth and easy! That said, Venmo is the worst piece of software I interact with on a regular basis. The app completely freezes for anywhere between 10-30 seconds immediately on opening, and at any point after, whether typing in a payment or navigating menus. This has persisted for a few years now, while keeping the app up to date, and across 3 or 4 iOS versions. Venmo actually runs more smoothly on iOS 10 on my ancient 4th gen iPad than it ever has on my iPhone 6s, suggesting that it’s only gotten worse over time. to make matters worse, they killed off the web interface, so the only way to use it is through the terrible mobile app. I usually don’t write long reviews, but my user experience with Venmo is simply so awful that I’m spending less time to write this than I spend waiting for Venmo to stop freezing over the course of a couple transactions, so if anything comes of this I guess it’ll be worth it. If the app actually functioned, this would be an easy 5 stars; as it is, I’m stuck using the worst app on my phone simply because it’s popular..Version: 8.9.0
The worseI’ve been using Venmo for close to three years now, and I’ve had two major incidents with them. My account was compromised and someone else was able to access my funds and added their phone number about two years ago, after we got that worked out. Currently today I basically am being told that I cannot access the money that I have in my account because of something on their end not being able to transfer my funds to my other accounts when I use the same account to transfer money from the same Venmo account multiple times over the course of three years. I was on the phone with a representative more than two times this morning had to be put on hold and consul to be put through automated system he can’t really speak to anyone directly until you Google their number. Then when I get on the phone with the representative she left at my issue like it’s funny, I have money that I cannot access in my Venmo account. During this Covid pandemic thing should not be taken for granted and customer service should not be that difficult to get to especially when you’re trying to access your phone so to be left out over the phone was not cool! Whenever I get over this issue I will never use Venmo again and I would never recommend any of my friends or family to use the service seriously do not use Venmo they don’t care about your issues..Version: 8.22.0
Venmo is amazing!Despite some of the bad reviews that I’ve read, I actually have had nothing but great experiences with Venmo! I started my account to only use it to send rent money to my landlord but then I said to myself let me try the debit card out, which is also awesome! I literally had no money to eat on at work for lunch and payday was one day away so I swiped my Venmo debit card just to see if it would work & it did! I looked in the app, so basically Venmo will take from your bank account in inclements of $10 even if your bank doesn’t have any money in it, which I love! But do not take a risk on it if you do not plan on getting paid within a day because then the money will be charged from you bank (WITH NO FEE best of all!) but if you don’t put the money to cover what Venmo took from your bank with in the next day then your bank will charge you fees of course, but I got paid that Thursday so my direct deposit hit before Venmo took it! So it was Perfect thank god I had “a borrow” in a since to get my lunch! Then paid back the before the money charged my bank account (paid for the items Tuesday night, then Venmo took the money out of my bank Thursday) 😊and (Knock on wood) I haven’t had any problems such as other reviewers on here! Thank God! Venmo is really great Believe it or not & I genuinely haven’t seen any fees what so ever like most prepaid cards/apps.Version: 8.16.2
Overall Good Experiences for YearsMy identity was recently stolen and I am waiting for a new debit card in the mail. That incident rendered my current debit card useless until the new one arrives. Because my bank account is attached to my Venmo account, I am able to transfer funds from my bank account directly to my Venmo balance, then use my Venmo card until my new debit card arrives. It made transactions very convenient, and with Venmo rewards I was able to earn almost $5 back after using my Venmo card at Walgreens. That was pretty cool. I love the convenience of Venmo and the fact that many of my friends have it makes it easy to pay people for miscellaneous purchases or goods/services. I recommend Venmo and have been pleased with the app so far. I have had an account for at least a few years now and have never had any huge issues. One time, I did pay someone and they scammed me, but because of Venmo’s policies I wasn’t able to get the money back. I own my mistake and realize that it’s not Venmo’s fault that I was scammed. I do wish they had some better options (like refunds, or at least partial refunds) for people like me who get scammed and don’t realize it until the transaction has been processed. Other than that, I will still continue to use this app and recommend it to others because of its convenience..Version: 8.13.1
Disappointed and frustratedHad a friend want to send me money but they only use Venmo so I decided to download and set it up everything went great setting it up including the bank account until it came time to add my debit card for payments and instant transfers. It wouldn’t allow me to add my bank debit card or my credit card. I called my bank and they said they work with Venmo and my card should be working no problem. So I tried to contact Venmo today and they are closed to phone calls so I couldn’t talk to a person I could only email and or chat (txt) with them and they told me it was flagged and could not be added and that they couldn’t tell me why and said they weren’t provided that information and it was done by there automated system and there was no explanation they could give me and there was nothing they could do about it. I asked who would be able to give me that information and then they said there is no information available.. now I have to wait and transfer to my bank account in hopes they don’t try to flag that and hold my money. It’s not $20 bucks I’m trying to get out of my Venmo account either. If Venmo will correct my issues or even atleast give me an explanation I’d be happy to update my review but as of now I unfortunately have left this type of review..Version: 7.27.0
Doesn’t keep up with today’s technological expectationsIf someone sends you money and you send that same money to others, or use that money at a point of sale…you should have no problem. BUT if you want to transfer money from your bank account to your Venmo account or vice-versa…it will take you a WEEK to get your money. They’ll take it out of your bank account and you won’t see it show up in your Venmo account for 3-5 business days. That means if you initiate a transfer after the cut off on Friday you won’t see your money for 6 days. No one takes 3-5 days anymore…Any other app does this almost instantly so why does it take Venmo so long? The customer service won’t give you any answers. They just read the information off of the website. I can read…and I DID read the information on the website before calling. I called because I want better information. Customer service cannot help you. They will just read from their script over and over again. You telling me it takes 3-5 days (over and over again) does me no good when I want to know WHY your process takes so much longer than every other one out there. The “it’s being verified” story doesn’t make sense with the technology we have today. Maybe it’s time to streamline your verification process??? Then I realized it’s a product made by PayPal. I had issues with PayPal and stopped using that a long time ago. Can’t call a pig a flower and expect it to behave like a flower. It’s still a pig..Version: 8.24.0
Venmo OriginalI was a Venmo original user, telling all my friends this is the future of payments. I started saying “hey guys Venmo me, oh you don’t have Venmo? What’s wrong with you? Don’t you know about Venmo? We don’t need cash to split bills anymore.” We’ll, this was also in a period when Venmo said they would pay users if they invited their friends and they signed up. Until this day, I still get users that sign up, because of me, but Venmo does not pay me like they said they would. While I love their application, I don’t appreciate that they didn’t pay me for getting many of my friends, contacts, and business colleagues on Venmo. Maybe thousands of users but Venmo only paid me for the first few users. Venmo is great, but they owe me. I was inline with the thinking that there must be a better way to pay people, and I found Venmo, which was a simpler way to pay people than PayPal, which many people did not trust at the time. I convinced people that it would be safe and efficient. Venmo owes me for all the people I invited, as they said I would be reimbursed. Great app overall, just pay me. :).Version: 7.23.0
Support is Very helpful, Venmo is notI have been using Venmo for multiple years over thousands of dollars of transactions. I have been extremely satisfied with the service - until today at least. After trying to make one of my typical payments, I was repeatedly told my payment was declined. I contacted support and was connected with Janette A. who was extremely helpful and polite. However, all she could tell me was that one of my payments had been flagged and as such a hold had been placed on my account. She could not tell me what payment was flagged, or what the timeline was for clearing the hold. This is very frustrating as somebody on a timeline and reliant on Venmo to make a payment that I should not have any issue with. I would like to stay with Venmo, but this seems like a serious shortcoming within a system that touts itself as “fast and easy”. I will update this review if the issue is resolved. UPDATE: Venmo has finally removed the hold from my account. I only know this after repeatedly trying to make payments over the past week or so, and one finally going through. While I am glad to be back, the communication has been terrible. Update from 1 to 3 stars..Version: 8.16.3
Useful!I love Venmo and love even more that it provides an actual debit card for cash atm withdrawals and in store purchases. It’s so easy to send money between friends etc.. The two downsides? 1) I don’t like that everyone can see who you send money to and who your “friends” are. You can change your feed to private buy you cannot hide your friends list. Not sure everyone knows that they can hide their feed though. It took me a few years of using Venmo to even discover that feature. 2) I don’t like that once you send money, you can’t take it back in the event that you accidentally send too much money OR even worse, send money to someone you don’t even know on accident!! If Venmo could change the allowing of anyone that uses Venmo to see your friends list and my #2 complaint, Venmo would be a game changer for real! I use Cash App a bit more frequently just because no one can see your connections and no one can see your feed at all since it’s not even a feature or setting that needs changing. Thank you Venmo! You’re still a valuable presence..Version: 8.23.2
Was good-they Dont support joint accountsThey were great. Until I was had to change my bank to my husbands because we’re married. I tried to add my bank account but it wouldn’t let me. I contacted Venmo they that since my husband already was connected to our checking I couldn’t. They only allow one Venmo per checking account. They said I would have to add my debit or credit card which they will take 1% for debit charges and 3% for credit. I use Venmo more than my husband so we decided I would link my Venmo to the checking account and he would link his account to our debit card. He deleted the checking account but it still wouldn’t let me link to checking. Contacted Venmo again and they said that even though he deleted the bank, he still is linked to the account until he calls them himself to “release” his account.. suspect. My husband is a marine so he isn’t home often. He was out in the field at the time so I had to wait til he was home. But when he gets off work, they’re customer service is closed. This has been so ridiculous. Does everyone else know that their bank account stays linked even after they delete it.. doesn’t seem very cool..Version: 7.29.0
HackersRecently just had someone hack my account and had someone calling me claiming to be from Venmo trying to get me to send the money back.... $1,300!!!!! They got into my Venmo account somehow and changed my email and number on the account so i can no longer gain access to the account they then processed to send $1,300 to another random girl. Luckily i called my bank in time to have them cancel that card connected to my Venmo account so they couldn’t touch my bank card, but that’s not the point the fact that’s someone got into my account so easily and got access to that information is crazy to me. All while this was happening i was trying to contact the real Venmo customer service and they were closed! I couldnt react nobody !! I created a new account just to look up my old account to see the activity on that account and i was able to trace at least 20 girls that the money was being sent to through the scammers and the fact that Venmo is so blind to see what’s going on and probably still doesn’t even know so ridiculous!!! You think for a app that has so much important information about their customers they would have 24/7 customer service. I sent a email to customer service and have yet to hear back. Delete your card from this app since they obviously show they don’t care who gets access to your bank card..Version: 8.4.1
Venmo card has been nothing but griefAs far as transferring money to another person the service works pretty well , just like CashApp or PayPal. The Venmo card has been a horrible experience. For the first few days I had and used it I experienced no issues. Today it was a entirely different story. My card with adequate funds on it was declined everywhere causing much embarrassment. I finally reached out to Venmo and after several attempts got someone on the chat option. They basically told me they were being declined for security and could do nothing to assist me. Under normal circumstances I could understand and actually be thankful for a financial institution protecting my best interests but my card was declined at Kohl’s department store, two gas stations and even the ATM. The representative hand no remedy to give me beside cashing out to my bank and using my debit card. That would have been fine but the instant transfer wasn’t an option so 1 to 3 business days is now what I’ll have to wait to access the funds. Long story short if you want to send someone money who doesn’t mind waiting to get the actual money in the bank for a few days then Venmo is a fine option. If you want access to your funds quickly or the ability to use a debit card issue free use PayPal or your bank. Today’s issues put Venmo on the bottom of my list for fund transfer services for sure and the person I chatted with just solidified that I am making the correct choice..Version: 7.43.0
Hacker ParadiseApp works fine but your information is not protected... you need to set your account to private. If you don’t do this and then you make a large transaction, bots/ hackers will target your and spam you with friend request and money request. How is this information shared with other accounts? I don’t know for sure but I do know that your transaction are not as private as you think. Hackers will target your account if it’s not set to private... of course Venmo will feed you to the wolves and leave the privacy setting open and free. This will leave every new user vulnerable to spam and attacks by users who scam and cheat the system. They will basically take your profile picture and Tweak your user name a bit to make it look like you.. then they will ask all your closes friends/ family for money. And guess what? They will get away with it because Venmo doesn’t protect your information or care about it. They only care about your money flowing through their pockets. So what if your account is under siege? As long as the money flows they don’t care. Customer support says to make everything private and hidden. But my argument is that it should be hidden any ways... I feel so stupid for trusting this app! I’m just going to delete my account and go old school (Banks/ cash only) You should all do the same !.Version: 8.15.1
Venmo is a horrible companyThere are so many issues with Venmo it’s completely ridiculous. Their app is a complete joke. Every transaction I’ve ever done has had issues. Basically you get a generic error that says it’s your bank that’s the problem and that they are rejecting the payment. Which is completely untrue. That happens like 20 times and then randomly on that 21st time it goes through an hour or two later. The customer service is the worst I’ve ever seen. They deactivate accounts without giving a reason or even attempting to contact the account holder first. They just deactivate the account and say we are not going to give you a reason (claiming that this is to protect their other users because knowing why is somehow a security risk). They don’t even let you respond. “If you have any questions on this decision, this matter is closed and we can’t help you”. All the funds in the account they put under hold and you will likely never see them again. They are basically a bunch of thieves taking money from good people who made valid transactions that they deem invalid for their own made up reasons that they don’t want to share. When they see an opportunity, they cash in. I could keep going on with their bad business practices but my advice to anyone is just stay away. I personally wish I had never used their service, if you can use something else. Unless of course you like throwing your money in the trash or burning it..Version: 7.46.0
Poor Service and Potential ScamOriginally I downloaded the app to receive the $10 fee , the app was downloaded 6/5. The incentive was valid through 6/23. Of course many people would sign up, after signing up I waited two weeks to see anything. Yet to no avail I received nothing, I went on Twitter to see if my tweets to customer service and to Venmo went through; which they did. Going through I saw many people tagging them and I didn’t see anything of mine . Though people were receiving the $10 dollars. Upon attempt to reach out I got nothing only able to see that I have made an account but received nothing. Customer service is terrible no matter the method there’s no answer only them helping other people. I work in customer service so I understand high volume demands and service when there’s an incentive, but this is ridiculous. They falsely advertise their $10 dollars only to have people download it, it’s one thing if it was a late registration but this was in the beginning of June and it’s currently over and I haven’t received anything..nothing. At first I thought it was high volume but now it’s pure laziness as they deliberately ignore me. Then to my surprise they are selective with who they are helping. I would say one star but in reality it’s a zero. It’s been a month and then can’t deliver their stuff on time. It’s one thing if you are trying but actively waiting a month for something I deleted the app and account in pure disappointment..Version: 8.24.0
Payment problemsI have money in my venmo account and it’s not allowing me to pay someone with the money in my account it only allows me to pay with my debit card but I can’t pay with my debit card if my money is in my Venmo this app has serious problems that need to be addressed. Your instant transfer system needs to be fixed I talked to a support person and they told me that somedays you can instant transfer and some days you can’t this is upsetting and brings me to the conclusion that I will not be using this app. I can’t give the app no starts but if I could I would considering that your app isn’t compatible with my bank so I have to manually verify my bank which takes 3 days and then the standard transfer takes up to 3 more days so I cant get my money for a whole week like that is an issue. If I can instant transfer yesterday I should be able to today especially if there wasn’t no suspicious activity or anything of that matter on the card or account. Once I get my money I will not be using this app and I will advise all the people I know that have it to use a different app that actually gets you the money when you need it, I’m also never going to advise people to use the app or download it because of these problems you are hold peoples money and causing problems for them. I would fix your problems before your app falls under..Version: 7.41.1
Convenient but still frustratingVenmo is a convenient money sharing app since it’s the one most people use but man oh man does it have some serious hang ups. It automatically shares your transaction history with all of your friends. It pulls these friends from Facebook and your phone and makes that list public as well. So anyone of those people can see everyone you know and who you’re paying for what. Also as far as I have found there’s no way to turn off the friends feed or make your personal history your home feed. It defaults to the friends one meaning every time you open the app you see an endless list of your mild acquaintances’s financial transactions. Rachel from high school must be getting married cuz she just Venmoed a wedding photographer and a dj. Your old coworker Tom just paid someone you’ve never heard of for burritos. Carol just paid Jennifer for some wine. Good for them. Glad they’re still having that wine Wednesday. But like who is this for? I hate it. I just wanna slip my friends some money when they grab me food or pay my portion of the rent without going to the bank. Who wants to see how their friends are spending their money? Why even mix the social aspect into it? Get it I guess cuz cash is so last decade or whatever but be prepared to find it as annoying as any other social networking site..Version: 7.45.0
Froze my account for no reasonI recently got a Venmo account this month, and it was all going pretty smoothly for myself when I found out my account had been temporarily deactivated for some unknown reason. Keep in mind I only had my account for 9 days, but the day before my account was deactivated I transferred my Venmo balance to my bank because I had a feeling this would happen. I looked into the situation further and I saw people rarely got their accounts back... which results in Venmo holding your money for a total of 180 days! This is where you shouldn’t download their app when I tell you that Venmo’s TOS states that every transaction can be considered a violation and therefore be subject to being flagged. They can literally flag your account if they want to and they don’t have to a reason for it. Thus, holding your money waiting for you to verify with an ID... BOOM your account is locked with your money in it without anything you can do. If you don’t believe any of this google it your self. Venmo has a big history for deactivating accs with hundreds upon thousands of dollars being in held from users. All I want is my account back and to make sure my money is being transferred safe without having to worry about my account being terminated for no reason on your side..Version: 7.36.0
Treated me like a criminalI rarely use Venmo only for small things usually, however one day after a larger transaction my Venmo account was frozen. I received an email from Venmo letting me know it was frozen but not why. I emailed them to ask because apparently that’s the only way you can communicate with them. I received an email that said someone would get back with me in 6-8 days. So 6-8 days later someone messaged me and said that due to suspicious activity and their inquiry into that activity I had been permanently deleted, but due to security reasons they cannot tell me what it was that I did wrong… I’m sorry, you can’t tell me what u did wrong?!?! I was unaware that my little life was such a security threat to Venmo and if I knew what it was I did wrong I guess the whole company would fall. Venmo made me feel like I was some sort of criminal. Luckily I was able to transfer my balance before I was deleted. Don’t know what would have happened to my money if I hadn’t. So beware of your transactions because apparently you can be a criminal too and I hope you can get your money back! Now they won’t even let me send a 1 star review it keeps making me pick a nickname and says they are all taken no mattter what I put in… so I will try to give it two stars if your reading this I guess it worked. But really I would give it negative stars if possible..Version: 8.22.0
Let me in an unsafe situation, lost my job as a resultVenmo doesn’t even deserve a star. I recently got a Venmo debut card and the other day decided to make it my viable option to use for expenses and daily living. On the first day August 2nd this card worked fine, as the second day approached I noticed the card decline at a gas station, I didn’t understand and had them run the card again. Declined again. I then called the number on the back of the card only to find out that you can not speak to a human on the weekends. You can only chat with a mobile agent at 7AM Pacific time. So I had to sleep in my car as I was an hour away from home and had no other financial means. I tried calling the number on the back of card but no one is available you can only activate it deactivate the card. When I was able to chat with a mobile agent through text messaging they said sorry for inconvenience but there is nothing we can do. I had $1000 plus in the account and was unable to get gas, they did not care about my welfare and did not has e a supervisor or anyone that could assist or was willing to assist. As a result I could not get gas in my car and was unable to make it to work where there is a zero tolerance policy for tardiness. I lost my job, my safety and peace of mind due to Venmo.Version: 7.38.1
Instant transfer fails!When I first downloaded and added the app I didn't have any problems. So I had my family download the app too. Then all of a sudden my instant transfer option was not working. The only option that would work is the standard 3 business day option. I called my bank and they said it wasn't them because Venmo didn't even attempt the transfer. When I contacted Venmo they had no idea why it was happening, they actually said that! Then they said that it does happen at random and I was the lucky one! Then they told me the only way I could transfer to my bank was by using the standard 3 day option. This is ridiculous! I only downloaded this app because of the instant transfer option. My KIDS were out of town and I needed to get funds to them immediately. Once again Venmo FAILED and couldn't make the transfer...only showing "Sorry your transfer did not go through". I tried to test it out and by sending someone else funds and it was all a hit or miss! One said he could transfer then of course could NOT. Either way my kids did not get their funds when they needed it!!! I had to drive 2 hours right after I had a baby to get it there because Venmo FAILED me again! Only use Venmo if you're not in any rush to see your money in your bank..Version: 7.20.1
Corrupted CompanyMy room mate sent me his portion of the rent fair and square. Two weeks after he moved out he called and threatened me for money. When I refused, he threatened to dispute the rent payment. He filed it as an unauthorized transaction even though he 100% of his own volition sent the payment and the money was owed. Without any inquiry or investigation, Venmo immediately credited him the full amount. They placed my account in the negative (I owed them suddenly $600) and froze my account. I went to extensive lengths to contact with them and bring the fraud and abuse of system into the light. I had verifiable evidence. I was a loyal user. Venmo sided with the toxic roomie solely on the grounds that in the User Agreement it’s our responsibility to not have any disputes or complaints against us during our times using Venmo. It was blatantly obvious what he did. And the only reason they refused to be honorable here and correct this was because it was their mistake for just blindly crediting and it would cost more to fix it than to leave a user locked out and delinquent. There’s no protection. No matter what anyone can just hit a dispute button and suddenly get credited the amount and you will be billed the amount. Completely corrupted organization with dishonest business practices. Go elsewhere. They are not worth the risk..Version: 8.9.0
Constant issues with Venmo freezing my moneyThey’re holding money paid to me by friends of about 183$. I tried transferring to my bank account and it shows my account is frozen. I can’t transfer it my account and can’t pay someone off the limbo balance. I’ve contacted customer service, email, live chat, read all the preprinted information which doesn’t help since all those are about money owed. This is money for me that’s just sitting there. I’ve sent them a copy of my drivers license to show it’s me. Signed up in Facebook where I only have one account. It’s still saying to contact customer support! What else am I supposed to do. It’s signed up to a new bank account at a credit union. So I correctly entered the routing number and proper account. It’s still frozen. No answer. My account is verified through email. We are at a stand sat I’ll since January. I just want my account open and give me my money. So I ask my friends if it came back to them? Pay me again but in cash? I don’t know what to do at this point but I’m losing money because nobody can pay me in Venmo. So many dinners where nobody has cash so we all Venmo. I’ve lost money friends are trying to reimburse me. I never see it because....my account is still frozen. Since January. 😑 my bank can’t speak to third party and it’s not my bank with the issues..Version: 7.51.0
Froze account for no reason!I had been using venmo regularly to pay friends and such then one day my account was frozen for no reason! this was a while back and i continue to get quarterly emails(part of me does hope that my account becomes unfroze, but alas it still is.) They apparently reserve the right to freeze your account for any reasons and they do not have to offer any explanation. This happened near the beginning of the pandemic so it made it especially difficult as I was not only working as a nurse during the pandemic, i was dealing with having COVID myself and cash was tight and not advised at the time. I emailed back and forth multiple times and even complained on twitter to which they again they said they were going to terminate my account because of what i wrote even tho i had already been terminated from venmo without a valid reason! I can still login without issue and do not know how to completely delete my account which is extra frustrating. And don’t even bother calling the number provided as they don’t actually have a customer service that can answer any questions to the issues above. I just wanted answers as to why the termination occurred and I would have had accepted it whatever it was but months later and there’s been nothing..Version: 8.13.1
Horrible Customer ServiceI would rate this an absolute 0 if possible. The app is fine until an issue arises. The first issue is that it takes days/weeks to get a response from support. The largest issue however is that on an app that is nothing but transactions from one person to the other they can’t access more than your information. I had a friend make a payment to me. Venmo in error took 2 identical payments of the same amount from my friends bank account. When she flagged the second transaction as fraudulent to stop it from going through Venmo froze both of our accounts. That is completely reasonable. Her bank worked out the issue and was refunded the extra payment that was taken, however the initial payment that was made went through and was moved to my bank account, Venmo saw this as a “we lost $500 and you will need to pay that back before your account will be unfrozen. No, she has $500 less in her account and I moved it to my bank. This is a normal transaction. After over 2 months of limited response and ABSOLUTELY NO HELP FROM CUSTOMER SUPPORT my account will remain unusable. Support eventually told me that what I am saying has no merit and my account will remain frozen. They said they do not have the ability to look and see if she actually made the payment because they can’t look at someone else’s account. How does that work to help any transaction if you can’t look at both people involved. This being said I will take my business to any other platform but this one..Version: 8.11.0
Cash app is overwhelmingly superior.I’ve only had one transaction over Venmo and it’s already proved unusable. I was sent money by a friend on Venmo, against my raised objections. I already use Cash app, Zelle, PayPal frequently, but they sent it via Venmo anyway. I go to transfer the money to my bank account, and I get a vague error message. I successfully connected my bank account, but when I went to send the money, I got a vague error message. So I contact support through chat. I’m 34th in line to speak to a representative. After waiting 15 minutes, the chat window closes on its own. I reopen it, but have to get in the back of the line. I try again the next day. Same thing. A week later, I try again and get connected with a representative. I explained the situation, and the response was literally “the system is showing an arbitrary error for reasons that we representatives are not allowed to see on our end.” That’s right, the system had an error for reasons not shared with customer service reps. After some back and forth, the representative figures out that the error is because my bank info is on another Venmo account- my wife’s. Apparently Venmo does not allow a bank account number to be on more than one account. So, my wife and I can’t use the app at the same time. It’s just ridiculous. TL;DR just use cash app!!!!!.Version: 7.41.1
Don’t make a mistake in this app!I sent my brother money through Venmo 18 days ago. He had not used the Venmo for a while. After I sent the money my brother informed me that he was not able to get into his Venmo account because the phone and banking information he used to set up his account had changed. I thought “no big deal, I’ll just cancel the transaction and use a different app.” Well, according to Venmo’s policy, only the recipient can send money back to the sender. The sender cannot cancel a transaction. So we have been going back and forth for 18 days by email trying to upload documents to prove that he is the owner of the account so that he can reset his account access the funds I sent him. I don’t understand why the process of updating one’s account is so complicated. The customer service by email is terrible in that they are not solution oriented. I am extremely put off by the fact that as a sender I cannot cancel a transaction. I am equally put off by the fact that there is no straight forward process for someone to reset their account. Luckily I sent it to my brother whom I know. I can only imagine what would have happened if I sent it to a stranger. I am not doing business with Venmo anymore. And I am recommending my friends not to either..Version: 8.5.1
They Share Private Info.So I got a new phone and as such, ended up locked out of my Venmo account. I reached out with my email address on file, confirmed my private bank information, and after two weeks I cannot get any response to be let in to my account. They’re saying they need an image of my ID without any information covered as if the verification I provided already isn’t enough, but I am a victim of domestic violence and as such, requested written confirmation that an image of my ID would not ever be shared with anyone else before I provide it. THEY REFUSE TO GIVE IT TO ME. They will NOT put in writing that if my ex, who I named specifically, reached out for info about my account, they would not provide it - why won’t they agree not to give my personal information out to anyone else? This is SO scary, SO troubling, and enough for me to take my business elsewhere which is such a shame as I was considering migrating over to them entirely. I have followed up with them again in hopes to regain access to my account and once I do, will be pulling all my information and money out of it and requesting to be wiped from their database. I would never recommend Venmo to anyone and I will be taking this information anywhere I can so others are aware of how dangerous it is to trust Venmo with their private information..Version: 7.28.0
Zero Stars if I could! Beware! Venmo holds your money!Venmo (subsidiary of PayPal) can arbitrarily hold any monetary balance you have in your account and comfortably not feel obligated to give you any reason at all for doing it! The customer service (I spoke to Sam L.) is literally the worst I have ever experienced. After explaining that it was extremely urgent that I receive funds instant transferred to me from my friends that were trying to help me out, the agent coldly kept stating (or cut-and-pasting) that the “user-facing” customer support team had no access to reasons why a transaction could be declined. They said it was a computer algorithm that decides and they [conveniently] have no access to that information, nor can they transfer or let me speak to anyone in their entire support team who can override or otherwise tell me any valid reason why... meanwhile I am unable to help myself in an emergency situation due to their policies, which should be completely illegal. When I asked for some empathy and possible compassion or at least an honest transparent reason for this situation, I was told that “Venmo should not be used in emergency situations”. Like I have control over when those things happen. My response is: Venmo should not be used at all! Terrible business practice and policy Terrible customer service Read the fine print folks, your money is at the mercy of a computer algorithm created by a self-serving and predatory company!.Version: 8.6.0
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