Starbucks Mobile Application SCAM Alert

Starbucks app scam

*** URGENT SCAM ALERT for Starbucks Mobile Apps  ***

CNN is reporting that Starbucks confirmed that their app has been hacked, and the hackers are draining the accounts of people who use the app.

Starbucksacknowledged that criminals have been breaking into individual customer rewards accounts back in May 2015

The Starbucks app lets you pay at checkout with your phone.  You can reload gift cards and have it automatically draw funds from your credit card, bank account or paypal.

The hackers were breaking into Starbucks customer mobile app accounts,  they would add a new gift card, transfer funds, rinse and repeat.

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Starbucks Claimes its the users fault for not protecting their passwords and user accountability. That their system is Hack proof!

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Recommendation for Starbuck Mobile App users

Consumers should  immediately disable auto-reload on the Starbucks mobile payments and gift cards, to avoid any hackers or misuse if their phone is ever stolen or broken into.

 

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