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Members of the UNC community are being targeted by scammers attempting to open Venmo accounts using e-mail addresses.

These attempts are likely for use in future impersonation scams.

While Venmo’s account confirmation process has been helpful in preventing the fraudulent activity from being completed, it is of the utmost importance that users remain vigilant and consider the following if they receive an unexpected e-mail:

– Have you recently attempted to open an account?
– Check the from line, does the e-mail address match the purported sender?
– Does the message convey a sense of urgency and request the recipient to take action?

When in doubt about an e-mail, don’t hesitate to reach out via or calling 919-962-HELP

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