I haven’t reviewed Venmo security in a long time. Originally I took a look when my middle daughter was looking for an electronic payment service to sort out payments to roommates and friends in college. At that time (2010?), Venmo appeared to be one of the best options.
That has changed – By default, all peer-to-peer Venmo transactions are public (except transaction amount). Wired article, “Public By Default”, Hang Do Thi Duc’s site walks through the problem and example API output links are below.
I’m not sure what to recommend to replace Venmo, but I’m going to do a lot of testing over the weekend and post some recommendations.
Click here to see the last 100 transactions posted to Venmo (seriously).
It’s Time to Stop Sending Money on Venmo
Public By Default