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Watch Out for Scammmers Pretending to Be Con Ed

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A cautionary tale for restaurateurs and and everyone else out of Tribeca this week: Little neighborhood spot French Cafe Gourmand recently lost a good chunk of money to a phone scam that puts the "con" in Con Ed. Tribeca Trib reports that the restaurant wired $1,970 to a thief who posed as someone from energy company threatening to cut off power to the cafe.

A manager from French Cafe Gourmand tells Eater that after they wired the money, they discovered that Con Ed had no knowledge of the transaction. The owners have filed a police report, but so far there has been no news or progress on the case.
· Police Beat [Tribeca Trib]
· All Coverage of French Cafe Gourmand [~ENY~]

French Cafe Gourmand

9 Maiden Ln., New York, NY

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