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Friday, May 15, 2015

Hackers drain bank accounts via Starbucks app

Thieves are stealing money from people's credit cards, bank and PayPal accounts -- by first tapping into their Starbucks mobile app.

Starbucks on Wednesday acknowledged that criminals have been breaking into individual customer rewards accounts.

The Starbucks app lets you pay at checkout with your phone. It can also reload Starbucks gift cards by automatically drawing funds from your bank account, credit card or PayPal.

That's how criminals are siphoning money away from victims. They break into a victim's Starbucks account online, add a new gift card, transfer funds over -- and repeat the process every time the original card reloads.



Anonymous said...

Try paying with cash for a change.

Anonymous said...

On top of already being robbed by Starbucks for an $8 coffee drink!!!

Anonymous said...

Take that,you hoity toity aristocrats.No wonder they targeted Starbucks.Anyone who spends $8 daily for a coffee drink like 10:12 stated has more money than they need.