PayPal Says Venmo Under Investigation in US by Consumer Regulator

PayPal Says Venmo Under Investigation in US by Consumer Regulator

Fintech giant PayPal said Friday its Venmo app is being investigated by a U.S. consumer watchdog.

  • The company has received a civil investigative demand (CID) from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over alleged “unauthorized fund transfers and collections processes” by Venmo, reports Reuters on Friday.
  • A CID is a legal request for records and documents or other information related to an agency investigation.
  • Venmo provides a mobile-based peer-to-peer payments platform with social features.
  • PayPal said last June it would allow users to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies on Venmo later this year.
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