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This is a dataset of over 7,000,000 transactions scraped from the Venmo public API. Venmo is an app which allows users to easily send and receive money.
This data was collected as part of a data analysis project and was scraped during the following date ranges:
I am releasing this dataset in order to bring attention to Venmo users that all of this data is publicly available for anyone to grab without even an API key. There is some very valuable data here for any attacker conducting OSINT research.
I would highly encourage all users to switch their Venmo account to private by going to
Settings > Privacy and selecting “Private” as well as
Past Transactions > Change All to Private. Screenshot instructions are available here.
The dataset is in BSON form as it was exported from a MongoDB database. It has been compressed with
xz to allow for faster transfers.
Each transaction contains lots of information about the sender and receiver, but does not include dollar amounts. A sample transaction .json file is included as
This dataset was exported from a MongoDB instance with the following settings:
sudo apt install mongodb
tar xf venmo.tar.xz
pv venmo.tar.xz | tar xf - -C extracted/ --xz
mongorestore --collection venmo --db test venmo.bson