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‘Shark Tank’ Star Barbara Corcoran Scammed Nearly $400,000 in email scam!

“Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran has been swindled out of nearly $400,000 in an email phishing scam, she told People.

“I lost the $388,700 as a result of a fake email chain sent to my company,” Corcoran said. “It was an invoice supposedly sent by my assistant to my bookkeeper approving the payment for a real estate renovation. There was no reason to be suspicious as I invest in a lot of real estate.”

Corcoran’s bookkeeper had received the email from someone she thought was Corcoran’s assistant and made the payment for the renovation earlier this week.

No one suspected anything was amiss until the bookkeeper sent an email to the real email address used by Corcoran’s assistant letting her know the payment was made.

“The money was wired to the scammer yesterday and my bookkeeper copied my assistant, who was shocked to see her name on the correspondence,” Corcoran said. “The detail that no one caught was that my assistant’s email address was misspelled by one letter, making it the fake email address set up by the scammers.”

The money, however, had already been withdrawn. Corcoran said she doesn't expect to recover the funds.

“The scammer disappeared and I’m told that it’s a common practice, and I won’t be getting the money back,” she said.Even though she was victimized, Corcoran is trying to keep things in perspective.“I was upset at first, but then remembered it was only money,” she told People.

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By Drew Weisholtz



Hi my name is Detective Chris Brooks and I own Solved It Investigations, LLC. I attended the Law Enforcement Academy and held a variety of certified law enforcement positions, including senior patrol officer, Detective Sergeant, Deputy Sheriff and Chief of Police.​

I am fully retired from the police work and specialize in Criminal & Civil Defense, Background Checks, Witness Statements, Interviews, General Investigations, Theft & Fraud Investigations, Death Investigations, and Surveillance.​

In 2016, I was awarded certificate of recognition from The White House and Vice President Mike Pence staff.​

Guilty Pleasures:

  1. Dr. Pepper

  2. In & Out Burger

  3. Boxer dog breed

  4. Las Vegas Nevada

  5. Elvis Presley music​

I believe:

  1. I believe, in Christianity (Jesus Christ) as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. (CJ Lewis)

  2. I believe, Fruity Pebbles are the best breakfast cereal.I believe, if you fall down, dust yourself off and get back up again.

  3. I believe, in many conspiracies. Let us start with JFK.

  4. I believe, if any one you are dating online is asking for money - it is a scam.​If you have any questions feel free to email us at