Overpayment scam targets Madison restaurant
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – A common email scam involving fraudulent electronic checks has made its way to the Madison area.
A Madison restaurant is the latest target of the email phishing and overpayment scam. Lodgic Everyday Kitchen just off University Avenue is a fairly new business in Madison serving Wisconsin-style comfort. The restaurant, bar, and café opened last year.
The sales manager says she got an email from a man looking to place a large meal order as a good deed for a small group of health care workers.
“I quoted him out what he was looking for and our prices…he actually went through the process of selecting menu items,” said Ava Kenny.
Kenny says the man never shared what organization he was from and avoided phone calls, only communicating through email.
“This guy didn’t have a business email, he’s not signing his full signature. He didn’t tell me what business he…