• THCDenton@lemmy.world
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    4 days ago

    publicly announcing transactions you’ve made with people is the worst feature I’ve seen on a payment app. Fucking insane.

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    The whole social aspect of Venmo is one of the stupidest things to have ever been created. I use Venmo because it’s the most widely used platform, but all of my transactions are private.

    Do people even scroll through the public feed of their friends? Why does anyone care that their friend paid another friend (who they likely don’t even know) $10 for a burger and fries? So fucking dumb.

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    4 days ago

    I recently made a Venmo account. I guess I’m just old but the public transactions thing is so weird to me. Feels like the newer generations are being tricked into giving up their privacy.

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    3 days ago

    The swedish version of this is called swish. I once got my CC skimmed and someone was buying stuff in Tokyo. Loss prevention called me and asked me if I was in Tokyo. I said no, and he blocked my card and started going through the latest transactions.

    -So, did you buy xxx at yyy? -No. -How about xxx at yyy? -Nope. -Ok, I have a transaction that says “hookers and blow” -Yup, that one is mine. -…Ok

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    4 days ago

    classic case of young people trying to fit in, but to put an ama of it speaks volumes why they dont have much friends.