BROOKLYN – Starbucks is knee-deep in fraud allegations — except the coffee giant is the one doing the name-calling.

Riffat Qureshi, 36, claimed a barista at a 56th Street branch threw a hot cup of water at her, shouting, “Catch the cup!” The mother of four said she was scalded and filed a complaint in Manhattan federal court.

Starbucks has fired back with allegations of fraud, stemming from a physician’s diagnosis of Qureshi that it wasn’t a hot water splash, but a rash.

But Qureshi isn’t the only accused fraud. Apparently Canarsie-bred CEO Howard Schultz doesn’t think Park Slope is legit, either.

“That’s not really Brooklyn,” he told the Financial Times. Now, Bensonhurst, he said, “That’s Brooklyn.”

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