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Another Bail Bonds Scam

KSAL Staff - July 21, 2015 12:53 pm

A bail bonds scam deceives a second victim in Salina.

Police report that a 21-year-old man who had recently bonded out of the Saline County Jail after a DUI charge through Midwest Bonding – was duped by a phone call from a criminal for more money.

Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that someone claiming to be with Midwest told the victim he needed to wire $600 or a warrant would be issued for his arrest.

After sending the money, he was asked to wire $300 more to have the charges dropped. The next day the scammer demanded that $299 would be needed to finalize his paperwork.

Police say the calls originated from Oakland, California.

Loss in the case is listed at $1,164.95.

Back in mid June a Salina woman who bonded out of jail on a DUI charge, fell victim to a similar scam for $600.

Suryo Saputro

July 23, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Poor man, after bonded out, he become a victim of these scams. Why didn’t he verify to the real bonding company about this issue? I heard about similar story at http://whycall.me several months ago, but fortunately, the victim has enough time to call the bonding company about his last conversation with the scammer, and find out that the call was just a scam attempt.

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