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Three cases of students losing hundreds of dollars are being investigated by the police department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

The police department is warning anyone who uses popular payment apps such as Venmo to be cautious with their phones. The students were convinced to hand their phone to a stranger and ended up losing hundreds of dollars.

Apparently students are being approached by someone desperately needing to make a phone call, and once they have the students phones they send themselves money through Venmo.

“As much as you wouldn’t hand your wallet to someone, don’t hand your phone to someone,” said Sgt. Eric Edford of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) in a statement on the Buff Bulletin Board.

Police are investigating other cities in Colorado and other campuses for similar cases.

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