Fake boss

A U. of I. student was at work and received a phone call from a person purporting to be the business owner. The fake owner said that the student was expecting a package and needed to pay costs associated with it. The fake owner requested that the student send a total of $1,140 in two transactions, one through a mobile payment app and the other through a wire transfer. The student was then directed to attempt to pry open the business’ safe and send money from it. She was stopped by a coworker.