On Friday, following a passing mention in the New York Times that the president had sent his grandchildren money on Venmo, BuzzFeed News searched for the president’s account using only a combination of the app’s built-in search tool and public friends feature. In the process, BuzzFeed News found nearly a dozen Biden family members and mapped out a social web that encompasses not only the first family, but a wide network of people around them, including the president's children, grandchildren, senior White House officials, and all of their contacts on Venmo.
Even if a Venmo account is set to make payments private, its friend list remains exposed. There is no setting to make this information private
Friday, May 14, 2021
"BuzzFeed News found President Joe Biden’s Venmo account after less than 10 minutes of looking for it"