Salina, KS

Now: 29 °

Currently: Clear

Hi: 34 ° | Lo: 22 °

Phone Scam Dupes Woman

KSAL StaffApril 27, 2017

A 59-year-old Saline County woman was scammed over the phone this week for $1,000.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office says an international caller said, “Hey cousin” to the victim when she answered the phone and the ruse was on.

The man told her he was being detained in a U.S. Customs Office because he was trying to take $20,000 cash into Mexico to buy an automobile.

Then a woman on the phone identifying herself as a customs agent convinced the victim to wire $1,000 to pay for “duty on the cash.”

The victim later contacted her bank about the transaction and they encouraged her to report it to police.]

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2023. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

RELATED POSTS

Woman Hurt in Crash

December 5, 2017 12:26 pm

Salina Police are investigating a business burglary.

Woman Escapes Abuser

November 28, 2017 11:42 am

Woman Hurt in Crash on Ohio

November 2, 2017 12:52 pm

Woman Cited for Hit and Run

October 27, 2017 10:59 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Car Stolen from a Salina ...
January 26, 2023Comments
Grenade Discovered at Sch...
January 26, 2023Comments
Horizons Grants Awarded
January 25, 2023Comments
K-State Grads Demonstrate...
January 25, 2023Comments

LISTEN LIVE