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Scam Hits Salina

KSAL Staff - October 5, 2015 11:33 am

scam alert

Salina police are investigating a scam that happened over the course of last week.

Last Wednesday, an elderly woman of East Salina received a phone call from someone claiming to be with Delota Technology saying that her computer was infected with malware. The caller instructed her to pay $300 for the company to fix it. She gave them her credit card information, and they withdrew $310.

They called later asking for her checking and savings information, which she provided them, and instructed the woman to make a wire transfer of $1,950 for the repairs to her computer. She went to Dillon’s and made the transfer.

The hackers called Friday to inform her the transfer did not go through. Upon checking with Western Union, the woman discovered that the money had been successfully picked up.

This is when she realized that she had become a victim to a scam and called police.

Her total loss is $2,260.

Stan Clemons

October 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm

wow will people never learn. I bet if you ask her the person she talked with had a foreign accent. I get these calls all the time and they start their speech I tell them I do not have a computer and then there is dead silence for 10 seconds. If they try to go further and say they have records of my being on a computer I just tell them the only computer I used was at the law enforcement center and then I hear a click.

Doug Clemens

October 6, 2015 at 9:07 am

Well people will never learn and its a shame older people who should know better are usually the victims.

Mike Jones

October 6, 2015 at 10:35 pm

The only thing that makes these senior citizens fall for them often is just because they don’t get supports and information from their younger family and relatives. You will need some opinions from your children or grandchildren when you are in your 60s. There have been so many cases that I can find at sites like http://whycall.me regarding these computer related scams. We should always spread the word about them to our family and friends, especially our older relatives.

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