Before letting someone borrow your phone, think twice before being a good Samaritan

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When it comes to scams in Georgia, they most often start in Atlanta and move outwards.

CBS 46 in Atlanta this week ran a story about a scheme where several women at Atlanta-area Target stores were swindled out of several thousand dollars after letting a stranger borrow their phone in the parking lot. 

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"The stranger telling (the victim) that his car broke down. He needed to call a family member for help. In one minute, he made a few phone calls, but also transferred 2,500 dollars to himself from her Venmo account," according to the story.

Aside from not letting strangers or people you don't really know borrow your phone, Venmo advises users to "enable two-step authentication in order to protect their account."


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