Venmo is a money transfer business regulated by the United States Treasury Department. As such, we are obligated to collect certain information from our users to verify their identities. This information is safely encrypted and protected on secure servers.
We will ask for the last 4 digits of your SSN to verify your identity if you try to do any of the following:
- send $300 or more in one week (rolling 7 day period)
- transfer $1000 or more to your bank in one week
- create a group account
Unfortunately, you can’t verify your identity right now if you don’t have a Social Security Number. We hope to allow people without SSNs to do so in the future. We will update this page when it becomes available.
For more information regarding money transfer business regulations, please click here.