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Key Words: ‘Shark Tank’s’ Barbara Corcoran fell for this very common phishing scam — and it cost her almost $400,000

This common email phishing scam just caught a Shark.

“Shark Tank” star and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran revealed Wednesday that she lost almost $400,000 after scammers tricked her bookkeeper by sending a bill that appeared to come from her assistant.

“This morning I wired $388,000 into a false bank account in Asia.”

“Lesson learned: Be careful when you wire money!” Corcoran tweeted on Wednesday. She also confirmed to ABC News that, “This morning I wired $388,000 into a false bank account in Asia.”

So how did such a savvy businesswoman and entrepreneur get duped? The same way that the many companies who have lost $26 billion through email wire fraud since 2016 have, according to the FBI: a criminal was able to impersonate a trusted business partner.