Woman Bilked in Mail Scam
Jeff Garretson - Mon 01:13 PM 07/09/2012
Scammers take an elderly Salina woman for over $3,500.
According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, a 74-year-old woman contacted police after learning she had been scammed.
Siemsen tells KSAL News that on July 2nd the woman received a letter and bogus check from "Coast Capitol Financial Services" of Los Angeles.
The letter explained that she had won $245,000 and needed to deposit their check for $4,000 into her account - then wire money to someone in Ireland to cover the processing fees.
The woman sent two money grams to Ireland for a total amount of $3,865 before contacting police.