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More Scams Thwarted in Salina

KSAL Staff - September 25, 2015 11:21 am

scam alert

Salina police are investigating two scam reports that were filed yesterday.

Yesterday evening around 6:45, Holiday Inn at 3145 South 9th Street received a call from a man claiming to be Robert from the City of Salina Water Department. “Robert” claimed the hotel was behind on their water payments and said if their balance wasn’t paid up in two hours, they would shut off the water. Suspicious, the worker alerted the manager who promptly checked the billing and noted that they were paid up. The manager then contacted the police, and never wired any money.

Shortly thereafter, a 61-year-old Salina woman came home after work to find a message on her answering machine from a woman who claimed to be with the IRS and provided the resident with a phone number to call back.

The woman called the number back and was connected to a man with a thick Indian accent claiming to be Brian Murphy with the IRS, who informed the resident that she had a warrant out for her arrest for not paying her taxes. Again, the woman became suspicious before wiring any money and contacted the police.

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