Manhattan DA Urges Payment Apps To Improve Security Features

Incidents of payment app fraud and theft are on the rise and extend beyond NYC, Manhattan DA says.

Mobile payment app resembling PayPal, Venmo
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Following a growing number of incidents of fraud and theft in New York City involving payment apps Venmo, Zelle and Cash App, Manhattan District Attorney (DA) Alvin Bragg is calling on executives at these apps to increase customer security.

Bragg sent letters to the heads of those apps on January 22 and requested meetings with each of them, saying that the problem extends beyond NYC to the rest of the country.

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Jamie Feldman

Jamie Feldman is a journalist, essayist and content creator. After building a byline as a lifestyle editor for HuffPost, her articles and editorials have since appeared in Cosmopolitan, Betches, Nylon, Bustle, Parade, and Well+Good. Her journey out of credit card debt, which she chronicles on TikTok, has amassed a loyal social media following. Her story has been featured in Fortune, Business Insider and on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS News, and NPR. She is currently producing a podcast on the same topic and living in Brooklyn, New York.