Are Alternative Purchase Methods Safe? Venmo, Google Wallet, Cash App

Many online shoppers are leaving their debit cards in their wallets when it comes to shopping online. Why? And what are they using instead? With the growth of online retail shopping since the pandemic, consumers are looking for the best way to pay for their Internet purchases. Unfortunately, many misunderstand the protections that come with debit cards and instead are opting to use digital wallets like Cash App, Google Wallet, and Venmo. What they don’t understand is that digital wallets offer very few protections to users. It’s the digital equivalent of sending cash in the mail. You don’t get it back if you send it to the wrong person.

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