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Is your kid buying 'kale salad' on Venmo? You need to know

Is your kid buying 'kale salad' on Venmo? You need to know
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With Silk Road taken down by the FBI in 2013, where are college kids supposed to get their drugs from now? If you've heard of an app called Venmo and if your kids are using it, you'll want to listen up.

Venmo is an app that lets you transfer money to and from your friends on your phone. If you've used it, you know that you can see all the transactions your friends and family make using the app. Sounds innocent enough, but like most things on the Internet, it has a dark side.

One student at Columbia University has been using Venmo to collect drug money ... and lots of it. Police arrested a sophomore English major at the University, Michael Getzler, for selling drugs and accepting payments via the Venmo app.

If you look on Getzler's Venmo page, you will see orders for things like "Kale salad" and "Snoop Dogg's shizzle." You guessed it, these are all code words for drugs.

Next page: Find out what drugs were being sold and see how Getzler taunted police.
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