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Man Ripped Off In Online Job Scam

KSAL Staff - September 3, 2013 10:14 am

During the checkpoint, 77 cars were stopped

A Salina man falls victim to a new twist on an internet scam.

Police say that a 33-year-old Salina man had been applying for jobs online. He received word that he had been hired by Shell Global to work in London, England.

The man was sent forms to fill out, including a work permit that he was instructed to return, along with $900.

He was then sent housing information, and instructed to return it along with $1,800.

The man became suspicious and called Shell Global. He learned that this was a scam, and was instructed to report it.

The man was able to recover a portion of the money he sent.

Total loss is $1,054.

Iggy p Daily

September 3, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Just unbelievable.

m 674011

September 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

why not call 1st

BIG HAMMER

September 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Here we go again!!!! Another idiot from Salina!!!!! Maybe he should run for some city or county government office!!!! He’d be a perfect fit!!!

Iggy p Daily

September 4, 2013 at 9:23 am

No reputable company hires anyone without an interview in person or by phone to begin with. And no company is going to require anyone to pay them money. What makes this guy think some company in London is going to just hire him like that. He has other problems heading his way as he probably sent them alot of personal information like ss number date of birth ect so now they can open up credit cards, bank accounts print false id’s and the list goes on and on. His troubles are just beginning.

Fuchs Mi

September 5, 2013 at 8:22 am

Sometimes I think these stories are made up by these people because they could not be this stupid.

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