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  • Well first off, the bitcoin ATM was clearly on the other side of town or maybe in Tampa because he was gone for a long time. Orlando traffic can be a biatch but not so much between 3 and 5 AM.

    And did he go back to the store after the morning shift arrived? Cause that would have been pretty embarrassing. I think I'd just call that particular career a bust.

    At least the caller didn't make him take his clothes off.
  • Coincidentally, as Erick leaves, an Orange County Deputy Sheriff walks into the unattended store.

    Horsehockey
  • Confabulat: Well first off, the bitcoin ATM was clearly on the other side of town or maybe in Tampa because he was gone for a long time. Orlando traffic can be a biatch but not so much between 3 and 5 AM.

    And did he go back to the store after the morning shift arrived? Cause that would have been pretty embarrassing. I think I'd just call that particular career a bust.

    At least the caller didn't make him take his clothes off.


    No didn't make him have a teen girl take off her clothes
  • Ive seen those things...they sell you $20 of bitcoin for $25. BRILLIANT.
  • Reminds me of "[redacted] shocking school" from back when.
  • Good.

    Either the employee was too stupid to be allowed to keep their job or they were in on the theft.

    Either way, they need to be fired.
  • I wish I was the unscrupulous bastard who invented BTC ATMs

    None of this hype based pump and dump of digital transactions that have to be turned back into real wealth.

    Just harvest sweet sweet cash from suckers.
  • vudukungfu: Coincidentally, as Erick leaves, an Orange County Deputy Sheriff walks into the unattended store.

    Horsehockey


    Yeeeeeah, that cop was probably the mastermind of the job.

    Coincidentally, as Erick leaves, an Orange County Deputy Sheriff walks into the unattended store. According to the Deputy's call log, he remained on a check at the store from 3:58 A.M. to 5:30 A.M.
  • Geoff Peterson: Ive seen those things...they sell you $20 of bitcoin for $25. BRILLIANT.


    That's your money laundering fee, duh.
  • So the caller explained to Eric with a K how to open the safe? How many people can possibly know that? The owner cites the fact that scammers research company org charts online to help sell the scam in his attempt to put this on mysterious scammers in the night but goes right around how they knew how to access the safe. Somebody knew there was cash and a newbie in the store, knew how to access the safe.  The number of people that an Indian convenience store owner shares his safe combo with is not a non-zero number. My money is on the owner cited in article or maybe a prodigal son.
  • That's surprising.  I've never seen a Bitcoin ATM that actually works.  They're always covered with dust next to the Kratom and the bongs.
  • Rapmaster2000: That's surprising.  I've never seen a Bitcoin ATM that actually works.  They're always covered with dust next to the Kratom and the bongs.


    Those stores get decent foot traffic by offering free Mumia.
  • wage0048: Good.

    Either the employee was too stupid to be allowed to keep their job or they were in on the theft.

    Either way, they need to be fired.


    Meh.  That $2k is gone.  It's not coming back with a new employee.  That employee just learned a lesson they likely won't make again.  The employeer should invest in employee training to help them identify the telltale signs of scams, chief among them is the sense of urgency the scammers always employ.
  • FTFA:  "Then the voice on the phone wanted money. Again, this was an emergency for the Speedway company, the voice insisted."
    (couple of pics posted in article)
    "Erick first attempted to use his own Partners Federal Union credit card to pay towards the Mexican bank account."

    Looks like a sentence or two are missing.  How did we go from "emergency for the Speedway company" to "paying towards Mexican bank account"?
  • Sexy Jesus: So the caller explained to Eric with a K how to open the safe? How many people can possibly know that? The owner cites the fact that scammers research company org charts online to help sell the scam in his attempt to put this on mysterious scammers in the night but goes right around how they knew how to access the safe. Somebody knew there was cash and a newbie in the store, knew how to access the safe.  The number of people that an Indian convenience store owner shares his safe combo with is not a non-zero number. My money is on the owner cited in article or maybe a prodigal son.


    Any convenience store owner is going to threaten themselves with death if they reveal the combination - but many people aren't very good at realizing who's potentially around and scoping them while they do so.  A conveniently "forgot to grab it" phone placed where it's recording video for a while is plenty, and most people don't think much of seeing a phone lying on a table or something.  Could quite easily be an elementary level clever ex-employee or associate that had occasional reason to be in the room with the safe
  • Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Sexy Jesus: So the caller explained to Eric with a K how to open the safe? How many people can possibly know that? The owner cites the fact that scammers research company org charts online to help sell the scam in his attempt to put this on mysterious scammers in the night but goes right around how they knew how to access the safe. Somebody knew there was cash and a newbie in the store, knew how to access the safe.  The number of people that an Indian convenience store owner shares his safe combo with is not a non-zero number. My money is on the owner cited in article or maybe a prodigal son.

    Any convenience store owner is going to threaten themselves with death if they reveal the combination - but many people aren't very good at realizing who's potentially around and scoping them while they do so.  A conveniently "forgot to grab it" phone placed where it's recording video for a while is plenty, and most people don't think much of seeing a phone lying on a table or something.  Could quite easily be an elementary level clever ex-employee or associate that had occasional reason to be in the room with the safe


    Had a girl steal an ounce of heroin from me like that, with a phone she left in my room. Got most of it back and continued sleeping with her, because, well, she was hot. We used a similar technique later in a caper on a wannabe loan shark. I concede the point.
  • Poor dumb bastard learned a hard lesson about scammers.  On the flip side, good job market, he will probably be working at the Mobil Station with the Bitcoin machine within a two weeks.
  • I got fired from a gas station years ago in college, where the one rule was to NEVER CLOSE, no matter what. If the guy for the next shift after yours was late, you had to stay there and stay open until they could get a replacement for you.

    So I called the new guy a few nights later around 4:30 AM to tell him I was "from Amoco HQ." With my knowledge of their systems I had him run a couple of simple reports, then convinced him to shut down the huge AMOCO sign by the freeway, turn off the lights under the canopies, lock the station doors and shut the pumps down, by telling him that the station had recieved a load of "bad gas" the day before so all the underground tanks were contaminated.

    As he's doing all this, over the phone I can hear customers banging on the glass and yelling at him through the window, and he's yelling back "Bad gas! We've got bad gas! It'll ruin your engine!"

    I guess my point is that it's pretty easy to put one over on the kind of people who end up working midnight shifts in gas stations.
  • I guess "Please call back during normal business hours!" didn't occur to him?
  • This just proves that Desantis is right to ban CRT and LGBTQ people. He should ban telephones and the number 2000 next.
  • Munden: wage0048: Good.

    Either the employee was too stupid to be allowed to keep their job or they were in on the theft.

    Either way, they need to be fired.

    Meh.  That $2k is gone.  It's not coming back with a new employee.  That employee just learned a lesson they likely won't make again.  The employeer should invest in employee training to help them identify the telltale signs of scams, chief among them is the sense of urgency the scammers always employ.


    Lol!

    Yeah, accepting a call at three AM and following instructions telling you that the corporate office for the company needs you to leave the store for two hours to deposit all the money in the safe at bitcoin ATM across town is not a simple issue of "expensive training lesson learned".

    This person is either one of america's d-student criminal masterminds, or he is not competent to be left alone in a store overnight.
  • spongeboob: Confabulat: Well first off, the bitcoin ATM was clearly on the other side of town or maybe in Tampa because he was gone for a long time. Orlando traffic can be a biatch but not so much between 3 and 5 AM.

    And did he go back to the store after the morning shift arrived? Cause that would have been pretty embarrassing. I think I'd just call that particular career a bust.

    At least the caller didn't make him take his clothes off.

    No didn't make him have a teen girl take off her clothes


    That's Venmo, not bitcoin.

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  • Sexy Jesus: Had a girl steal an ounce of heroin from me like that, with a phone she left in my room. Got most of it back and continued sleeping with her, because, well, she was hot.


    A good friend of ours wound up with a girlfriend that was on heroin. She made him steal money from the till at his job. He was caught and fired.

    He said the same thing.

    "she's hot"
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