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Scam Cheats Man out of $3,000

KSAL Staff - July 22, 2013 11:10 am

A man's car was broken into this morning.

A man's car was broken into this morning.

A Salina man falls victim to a wire fraud scam. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, last week a 55-year-old Salina man answered an ad to help a company do a customer survey on Western Union and Advance America wire services.

Police say a company listed as IMC Research Services, sent a bogus check in the amount of $3,380 to the man to deposit in his bank account. He then followed the company’s instructions to wire two, $1,500 checks – using each of the businesses and rate the customer service. The company told him he would be paid the remaining$380 for his help.

The man’s bank, contacted him on July 19th to inform him the check was a fraud. Police say he was bilked out of $3,000.

A H

July 22, 2013 at 12:04 pm

stupid is as stupid does

Fuchs Mi

July 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm

You know people like this need to get scamed when they are so ignorant. I have no pity for this guy he deserves what he got.

Charles Sadler

July 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

it would be nice if people had to use their real names. I understand KSAL is thinking of doing just that

BIG HAMMER

July 22, 2013 at 7:27 pm

What an idiot. He’s not even that old! 55? Geeez. Now if it happened to an 95 year old geezer, I can understand, but 55???? What an idiot!!!

Iggy p Daily

July 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Hey chuck they have already killed this site. Only less then 10 people ever post anything on here anymore. Changing it again they might as well shut it down. Evidently you do not agree this guy is a stupid idiot.

Charles Sadler

July 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

Sometimes intelligent people do stupid things, just saying that making outrageous statements does not help. Hope they do make bloggers use their real name

David Summers

July 23, 2013 at 11:22 am

I agree Charles. That would keep all the “keyboard tough guys” from spouting off their crap and showing the rest of us how smart their 4th grade education has made them. The only reason most of the comments are made is they know they can hide behind a curtain of anonymity and they know that no one will know who they are. I guarantee 90% of all the crap that gets said on here would stop if people had to use their real name. And Iggy, you make it sound like just because there are only 10 posters on here…the whole website is dead. Like having a bunch of people spouting crap about other people was the main purpose behind starting the site. Actually, the site would be much improved if they took the comments section out all together. I imagine that (and I am just guessing here) that 99.9999% of the people that come on here are educated, well adjusted, kind, decent people. And THOSE people never leave a comment. Just read the story and move on……

Iggy p Daily

July 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

Never have a comment? Ifs what you say about people not having comments on what is taking place around them we the have created a bunch of zombies. People have a right to say what they please after all this is America.

Red Neck

July 24, 2013 at 8:04 am

Hey boy, how many David Summers are there? I guess you did not want to use the Smith name. Your point is invalid and dangerous. In todays world with all the mentally ill people walking around you are just asking for trouble putting people’s real names and/or address’s on any site. These people can and would harm people they feel are wrong in comments made especially if they disagree with their beliefs.
For instance if you used a real name anyone could look you up and you could be in the hospital if you were lucky or just pushing up daisies. The liability for the radio station would be enornous as those injured or families of those killed could hold the site liable. There is nothing on here about this story that is wrong. This guy was not smart and was looking for the easy buck plain and simple. Also your saying many people do not leave comments the only reason for not doing so would be they do not wish to have their names archived on some unprotected radio station site. Freedom of speech does not apply on this site for if it did anyone would be allowed to make any comment they wished. The few that have given their names and information that could be hacked are taking a chance. I for one can protect myself and my family how about you?

Aaron A. Aurora

July 24, 2013 at 8:32 am

Red you are right on with your comments. If people do not wish to use their names they should not be made to do so. All its going to take is someone hurting or killing someone over a comment on here and the web site and station will be paying out millions. This guy that scammed asked for it and I agree was looking for easy money. That is what these scammers depend on. But I bet he did not learn a lesson and if he has the chance to go for easy money again will do so.

David Summers

July 24, 2013 at 8:59 am

Hey RED, Couple points here. One….after reading your comment….your probably right. People using their real names on here probably wouldn’t be the smartest thing. I have read some things on here that if they were said to someone’s face would have resulted in an a$$ whoopin. But then again, I am sure if they would have had to use their real names…..the comments wouldn’t have been made in the first place. lol Its just really sad that some people cant come on here, make an intelligent comment or opinion about the story and leave it at that. They have to call others names and insult them. Anyway, it is what it is. Couple thoughts here RED…1)..I am from the area but I don’t live their anymore. I have been reading KSAL for quite some time for the news back home. 2)…..I am stationed at Naval Station Pearl Harbor so I am not really too concerned about running into or having a “hometown boy” want to kick my a$$…3) whether you believe it or not(and I don’t care one way or the other)…that IS my real name and 4) lol……I CAN and DO protect myself and my family just fine…lol

Aaron A. Aurora

July 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Well if in fact what you say is true then part of the problem is just that. People are allowed on here that no longer live in the area and they can cause all kinds of problems by having big mouths. That is not fair to those that live here. Further I see that the station is into censoring once again because the comment I had on here about the upcoming car show has disappeared. I hope they have not accepted any advertising monies for the show to promote it. If again what you say is true how satisfied are you with serving your country to continue the freedom’s we enjoy to have one of those freedoms taken away namely in speech by this radio station. The post was why are they ignoring the up coming car event and nothing nasty or vulgar. Myself I already served my county and probably those that are censoring were draft dodgers and this is what makes me angry.

Iggy p Daily

July 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I question why AAA your comment about the car show was deleted. If it were about the river festivile you could bet it would not be removed.

    KSAL Staff

    July 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Off topic posts will be deleted.

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