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Police Warn of Phone Scam

Jeff Garretson - July 29, 2013 12:04 pm

A Salina woman is scammed over the phone.

SPD’s Lt. Scott Siemsen tells KSAL News that a woman in her late 70’s contacted police on Friday after being conned over the telephone.

The woman reported to police she was told over the phone last weekend that her grandson was in legal trouble in British Columbia, because authorities found marijuana in his vehicle.

The caller identified himself as a sergeant with law enforcement in Canada and advised her to wire $1,500 to pay for his release.

The woman sent the money via Western Union and contacted police after learning her grandson was not in trouble.

Iggy p Daily

July 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Unless she had cash at home she had to go to the bank. I wonder my bank employees did not question her if indeed she had to withdraw the money.

Fuchs Mi

July 30, 2013 at 8:29 am

Evidently if the police department put as much time in warning the seniors as they do in chasing down those not using their seatbelts just maybe they could put a stop to this phone scam. They are always on here after the fact. A good suggest would be to put that senior cop Laman on getting the message out to the rest of the senior community instead of having him run around dressed as diffent characters just to give out citations for seatbelt usage, the law which violates our constitution.


July 30, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Here we go again. All these blue-hairs need to have a legal guardian. When you hit 70, they should send you away to the Ol Fogies Farm.

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