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.