If you use Venmo or Zelle, which so many of us do, The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a new scam involving payment apps.
The scam involves the scammer “accidentally” sending you money, followed by a message that says “Oops, so sorry. I didn’t mean to send you that. Can you please send it back to me?”
The BBB says it’s a trick – the ‘accidental’ money comes from a credit card that gets cancelled – invalidating the payment and removing the cash from your account a few days later. But by then, any money you sent them is long gone.
If you get one of these messages, be aware!