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Old 11-18-2019, 04:56 PM
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I recently paid for something where many people needed to pay me back. Everyone wanted to know if I take Venmo, Apple Pay, Chase, and a million other things. I didn't realize those things were so popular. I'm intrigued.

1. Do you think they are really safe?
2. Which ones would you recommend?


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Old 11-18-2019, 05:03 PM
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but DH sends money using Venmo. We've never had a problem.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:03 PM
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I will never put my banking information on any app ever.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:05 PM
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I use Zelle, it’s actually part of my banking app (Chase). I use it all of the time and have never had any issues.

It’s honestly not any different than using your bank account or debit card to buy something online or pay a bill online.

I know a lot of people who use Venmo and Cash App.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:07 PM
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I've been using Venmo for several years and never had a problem.


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Old 11-18-2019, 05:11 PM
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I only have paypal. While I'm sure there are other apps that are safe as well, I don't want my banking information out there on several different apps. Any company can get hacked and it seems much safer to me to just stick with the one rather than increasing your chances of something happening with having your info out there all over the place.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:12 PM
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My sister, Mom, and I all use the Cash app. We're always picking up something for one another, none of us carry much cash, and checks are a hassle.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:20 PM
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I use Venmo Apple Pay and Pay pal. I’ve never had an issue with any of them

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Old 11-18-2019, 05:54 PM
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Hacking is very common.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:57 PM
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I use Apple Pay and Venmo and havenít had any issues.


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Old 11-18-2019, 06:34 PM
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I used Venmo to pay my trainer. And once to pay a house sitter.

Never had a problem, but if you have mutual friends who use it, you can see some of their transactions.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:24 PM
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I used to be a paypal user and never had a problem for many years. I now use Venmo (which is owned by paypal) and again, haven't had an issue. But I agree - there are so many options out there. It feels like the more you use the higher your risks are.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:28 PM
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Never had a problem, but if you have mutual friends who use it, you can see some of their transactions.
Yikes, that seems a little weird to me!

One of the reasons I wanted it was because I pay my parents' phone bill. We are on a family plan and somehow I got put in charge of it. It would make it simpler for them to pay me for their portion. Just got off the phone with them and bounced the idea off them - My dad was not a fan of the idea.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:41 PM
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I have used PayPal, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:36 PM
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You set it to private and your mutual friends canít see it
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:00 PM
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I have used:
Zelle
PayPal
Venmo
Cash app
Apple Pay

Ones I like the most:
Zelle (directly from my back)
Apple Pay
PayPal
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