Apple CEO Charity Auction Hit By Card Fraud
The charity auction for a coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook is back on after the highest bid was discovered to have been made with a stolen credit card.
The date with Tim Cook, along with 137 other experiences, benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The auction closes on May 14 but the highest bid was already $605,000 as of last week. The highest bid dropped to $600,000 on Monday after it was discovered that the previous top contender had bid with a stolen credit card, as first reported by Fortune.
Glenda Luft Felden, spokeswoman for Charitybuzz, which is hosting the online auction, said as soon as the bid was placed it was brought to their attention and immediately resolved.
"The current highest bid is a legitimate bid and we're excited to see where the auction goes," she said.
The second highest-priced item is a tour of SpaceX Center in Los Angeles with founder Elon Musk at $7,500.
Charitybuzz is still adding new packages to the auction. One of the most recent experiences is the chance to meet designer Marc Jacobs backstage during a fashion show.
Other packages are a training camp with NFL football player Peyton Manning and the chance to be in a movie scene with "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth in a film directed by Michael Mann.