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Man Ripped Off In Online Job Scam

KSAL StaffSeptember 3, 2013

A Salina man falls victim to a new twist on an internet scam.

Police say that a 33-year-old Salina man had been applying for jobs online. He received word that he had been hired by Shell Global to work in London, England.

The man was sent forms to fill out, including a work permit that he was instructed to return, along with $900.

He was then sent housing information, and instructed to return it along with $1,800.

The man became suspicious and called Shell Global. He learned that this was a scam, and was instructed to report it.

The man was able to recover a portion of the money he sent.

Total loss is $1,054.

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