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Phony Starbucks Ad Offers 40% Discount To Undocumented Migrants

Fake news invades the world of lattes....

08/07/2017 11:41 EDT | Updated 08/07/2017 11:48 EDT

DETROIT — Starbucks Corp. is shooting down a rumour that its coffee shops will give discounted drinks and food to undocumented immigrants on Aug. 11.

Starbucks senior vice-president of global communications, John Kelly, tells The Associated Press in an email that the rumour is "completely false. One hundred per cent fake.''

The company also took to Twitter to shoot down fake advertisements promoting the so-called "Dreamer Day.''

The bogus ads promise 40 per cent off any menu item for undocumented immigrants on Aug. 11.

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