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How to unfreeze Venmo account?

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Venmo is one of the most popular payment options in the United States. However, while it may be popular, just like everything else tech it also has its fair share of problems that can cause random bugs and glitches.

In this article, we’re taking a look at why your Venmo account can get banned and how you can get it unfrozen. 

Why is your Venmo account banned?

There are four main reasons why your Venmo account may be banned

  • Suspicious activity
  • Insufficient funds in your account
  • Exceeding the limit of ACH transfers allowed on your account
  • Breaking Venmo or support cards’ user agreement

Also read: How to fix Paypal error 54113?

How to unfreeze your Venmo account?

Here are three fixes you can try out. 

Make a payment

The fastest way to unfreeze your Venmo account is to make a payment using a supported debit card and remove any debts you might have on your account. Keep in mind that credit cards can’t be used to pay back a negative balance. On the contrary, if you use a bank account you’ll be shown an estimated date of arrival based on the bank you’ve used upon which your account will be reactivated. 

Venmo might be down

One reason why you might not be able to make payments using Venmo or see that your account is frozen is that Venmo itself might be down. We recommend checking out sites like DownDetector or IsItDownRightNow or checking out the Venmo Support Twitter account for any updates. 

Contact Venmo support

Another rather easy way or getting your Venmo account back is to just reach out to Venmo support and have them reinstate your account. Keep in mind that you might be asked to prove your identity and payment details so keep this information handy when reaching out to Venmo. 

Also read: Venmo: There was an issue with your payment: 9 fixes

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: