How the Venmo Text Message Scam Works
Scammers connect stolen credit cards to Venmo digital wallet and use it to send stolen money to potential victims of Venmo. The scammers will then contact the potential victims and claim the payment was a mistake or accidentally sent. The scammers will the remove the stolen credit card from their account and add their linked bank account, which will receive the money if the potential victims decide to send back the so-called accidental payment.
The Venmo text message scam is a clever move by these scammers/cybercriminals. They have found a way of moving money from stolen credit cards to cash.