Scammer posing as Starbucks Corporate convinces store workers to wire $2600/

From Consumerist, “A fraudster in South Carolina combined the tradition of pranking fast food restaurants with a new variation of the CEO scam last week, convincing employees at a Starbucks to give them all of the money in the store. 

The State reports that employees at a Bluffton, SC, Starbucks unwittingly gave a scammer $2,600 from the register last week.

The caller told the employee that there was an investigation into allegations of embezzlement, and that the store’s district manager had been arrested.

Instead, she told the employee that the store was $4,000 short because of the embezzlement, and that the employee would need to take all of the money from the register and safe and close early, the State reports.”

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