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Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Loses $388,700 After Employee Falls for Phishing Scam

Barbara Corcoran is probably hoping she finds a great investment soon on Shark Tank because she just lost hundreds of thousands of dollars from a phishing scam.

The 70-year-old businesswoman has confirmed that she lost $388,700 due to a phishing scam that targeted an employee at her company.

“I lost the $388,700 as a result of a fake email chain sent to my company,” Barbara said in a statement to People. “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.”

The bookkeeper thought she was actually communicating with Barbara‘s assistant and she went ahead with the wire payment, but then phishing scam was discovered when she sent a separate email to the assistant and the company became aware of altered email address created by a hacker.

“The money was wired to the scammer yesterday and my bookkeeper copied my assistant, who was shocked to see her name on the correspondence. 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,” Barbara said.

“The scammer disappeared and I’m told that it’s a common practice, and I won’t be getting the money back,” she said. “I was upset at first, but then remembered it was only money.”

TMZ reports that the emails were traced to an IP address in China.

At least she has a positive attitude about it all!

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran's Brother Died in the D.R., But His Death Is Not a Mystery

There have been several mysterious deaths in the Dominican Republic over the past year and Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran just revealed that her brother recently died there.

Barbara told TMZ that her brother was in the D.R. with a friend back in April and that he died of a heart attack.

While there have been six mysterious tourist deaths in the country recently, John Corcoran’s daughter says that they have all the answers to how he died.

“My father had a heart condition, so his death didn’t come as a complete shock to us. Obviously, we didn’t expect him to die, and we are devastated. But it’s just a coincidence that it happened in the Dominican Republic like those other deaths,” Nichole Lande told People.

“They were staying at a private home,” she added. “There was no minibar, no malfunctioning air conditioner, nothing like the other cases. So this isn’t a mystery to us. It’s just the sad loss of a father and grandfather who everyone is missing right now. He was a loving, wonderful man from a big family, and lots of people are mourning his loss.”

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to the Corcoran family during this difficult time.

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Shows Improvement in Second 'DWTS' Performance (Video)

Barbara Corcoran is all smiles after her dance alongside partner Keo Motsepe during the live taping of Dancing With the Stars on Monday (September 25) in Los Angeles.

The 68-year-old Shark Tank investor and real estate mogul received the lowest score of the night during the first week of performances, but she showed improvement during week two!

Barbara improved her score from a 14 in week one to a 17 out of 30 points in week two.

Make sure to watch Keo‘s video blog for in which he talks about preparing for his dances with Barbara.

Barbara​​ and​ ​Keo’s – Tango – Dancing with the Stars

DWTS' Keo Motsepe Launches Video Blog, Gives Preview of Week 2 Dances!

Keo Motsepe is one of the most lovable professional dancers on Dancing With the Stars and is lucky to have him providing a weekly video blog this season!

The 27-year-old South African dancer is partnered with Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran and while they ranked last on the leaderboard during week one, Keo says he is “thinking very positive that people voted [to] keep us in the show.”

This is Keo‘s sixth season as a pro on the show and we hope to see more of him every week!

In the video blog, Keo gives us a preview of his outfit for tonight’s show, takes us inside the makeup trailer, and then he tried to meet up with Barbara but she was missing in action!

Make sure to watch Keo and Barbara‘s performance from week one in case you missed it.

Keo Motsepe – ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 25 Video Blog Week One!

DWTS' Barbara Corcoran Responds After Seemingly Grabbing Keo Motsepe's Privates!

Shark Tank‘s Barbara Corcoran had everyone talking when it appeared as if she placed her hand on her dance partner Keo Motsepe‘s private area during Dancing with the Stars last night.

The 68-year-old realtor explained that she did not mean to place her hand on Keo‘s crotch region while receiving the scores for their dance.

“No, I have better aim than that! I was reaching for his hand and landed on his thigh and hung on for dear life,” Barbara told TMZ.

She also told Us Weekly, “There was no crotch grab. I just happened to land my hand on that very important part. And then I felt something in the way, and I moved away.”

You can watch Keo and Barbara‘s dance below…

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