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Scam Cost Salina Man over 3k

KSAL Staff - March 3, 2014 11:51 am

A Salina man falls victim to a phone scam.

According to Captain Mike Sweeney, a 54-year-old man received a phone call on February 19th from a man claiming to be with Microsoft Corporation.

The caller told the victim they had detected a virus in his computer, and after a short conversation the victim agreed to give him access to his PC. The victim also agreed to purchase what he thought was an anti-virus package for $139.

Police say the scammer then racked up $1,078 in 7 different money orders with his debit card information.

The victim checked his bank account and saw the activity, cancelled his card and ordered a new debit card.

The next day the scammer called back with a promise for a refund, if he could have the new card number. The victim again conceded the information – giving the scammer another chance to rack up additional $2,481 in illegal money orders.

Total loss is listed at $3,559.

S.v. Berg

March 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Better go with Linux. It can be set up to be more secure than Microsoft.
The NSA could never have broken the code if Microsoft hadn’t given it to them.

S.v. Berg

March 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm

That could be your own government doing this in order to get CISPA passed just like Sandy Hook was to get gun laws passed.

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