Columbia Students Regret Using App to Buy Drugs

April 6, 2015

Many Columbia University students are worried about their use of Venmo, an app for making payments, to buy illegal drugs, Capital New York reported. A student believed to be a major drug dealer on campus, who used Venmo to accept payments, was arrested last week. Students now realize that they left a trail of their purchases through Venmo, making them much easier to identify than if they had paid in cash. The fears of students prompted this Gawker headline: "Don't Pay for Drugs With Venmo You Big Dumbass." The arrested student is rumored to be the anonymous author of a recent piece in The Columbia Daily Spectator, the student newspaper, in which he announced plans to leave the business and shared details of his work.

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