Poker Star Negreanu Vents as Venmo Breach Drains $15,000

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Professional poker player Daniel Negreanu tweeted Wednesday that someone stole $15,000 from his Venmo account, and then tried to take a bit more money for an Uber ride.

“You just stole $15k dude, and you still need to get me for $43 more?” he said.

Negreanu has won more than $42 million at poker, ranking third all-time, according to the Hendon Mob database.

“The security of customer account information is always a top priority for Venmo and PayPal and we take all the necessary steps to protect our customers,” Tom Hunter, a PayPal spokesman, said in an emailed statement. “We take these situations very seriously and work quickly and diligently to support customers, mitigate any impact and resolve the situation if issues arise.”

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