It looks like thieves are getting smart or at least they are adapting their crimes to smart phones and payment apps. Apps like Venmo, Zelle, Cash App and others have made our lives easier. With just a couple of taps we are paying for goods and services or sending cash to other people. A recent spike in crime has officials concerned and ringing the alarm bells. Thieves either steel phones and crack the locked phones or force their victims to send money while threatening physical harm.
Keeping your phone locked and with a strong password can help deter thieves, but as always being aware f your surroundings is crucial in certain environments.
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