BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – One scam is making the rounds in Brunswick County that really takes the cake. After looking at their emails, the owners of the Crazy Cake Chicks Bakery in Oak Island found a recipe for disaster.
The cupcake store is suddenly not so sweet as they try to fight back against scammers trying to take their money.
Micki Gaudet is the owner of the bakery. Over the past several months, she's received multiple emails from potential clients, but she says they all look suspicious.
"It's all one sentence, nothing is spelled right," said Gaudet. "We always know when it's not legitimate."
The emails all say the same thing, asking for a large order of cupcakes for a wedding party celebration. Finally, the scammers want Gaudet to pay for the order up front and then she would be reimbursed upon delivery.