Here is something to consider before you lend your phone to a stranger. Rob Gilliam of Charlotte (NC) is out almost $45 hundred after lending his phone to a stranger in a bar. Most people will let someone use their phone out of kindness, but this may make people think twice. Apps are so accessible on the phone and if you open your screen up for someone to make a call, then it allows them to do some damage…and quickly!
Security footage from the bar shows a man walking up to Gilliam and asking to borrow his phone to make a call. “It wasn’t until Sunday that I realized he had venmoed himself $4,430,” said Gilliam.
Do you have a Venmo account? Would you let a stranger use your phone?