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Restaurant Scam Uses Over-ordering To Swindle Cash

Eyewitness News 4 has learned a scam targeting New Mexico restaurants could not only empty their pocketbooks; it could empty their pantries too.n But many restaurants, like Monroe’s in the Northeast Heights, aren’t taking the bait.n General Manager Sean Montano said his restaurant got a call yesterday from a scammer wanting to order $1,400 worth of green chile cheeseburgers. Montano said the scammer called via TTY, a telephone relay service for the hearing impaired.n “They ask you, can you accommodate it first, like a real customer would,” said Montano.n But before employees could throw the beef on the grill, they realized the order was bull. The scammer asked to be over-charged $500 on his credit card then wanted the restaurant to give him the extra cash.
four has learned a scam targeting new mexico restaurants could empty their registers — and their pantries. misa maruyama spoke with attorney general’s office about the increasingly popular rip-off. she’s live with how it works. misa. the a-g’s office tells us in the past month scammers have tried to rip off 20 new mexican restaurants. we spoke with one restaurant that got a call from a con-artist yesterday, but didn’t take the bait. natpop – sizzle an order for 14 hundred dollars worth of green chile cheeseburgers. sounds like a restaurant’s dream come true. natpop – hitting fryer monroe’s on osuna near san pedro got that order yesterday. they ask you, can you accommodate it first, like a real customer would. but before monroe’s slapped down the beef, they realized the order was bull. why? the con artist asked to be over- charged 500 bucks. if you wouldn’t mind just take out your tip, t

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