Salina Police are investigating several non-related scam cases.
According to Captain Mike Sweeney, a 69-year-old Salina man contacted police on Friday and told them how he nearly lost $5,000 to a scam that came through his Facebook account. An entity called “World Hearing” told him he had won a big prize and could claim it if he sent in two tax payments of $2,500 each.
A relative of the man learned of the scam and was able to stop the payments he placed with Money Gram and Western Union.
A 50-year-old man is out $659 after falling for a phone scam.
The caller said he was from “Cash Net” and he had been approved for a recent loan request. The victim was instructed to purchase Moneypaks on four occasions and give the caller the pin number to ensure the loan would go through.
The man called police when he received no loan funds into his account.