Two Scams Target Salina Area Residents
Associated Press - Fri 07:45 AM 04/27/2012
Authorities have been warning Salina residents about two scams working in the area.
One of the scams involves phone calls and text messages saying the person has won a gift certificate to major retailers. The Better Business Bureau says the scam is being used to solicit private information, including Social Security numbers.
A second scam is a secret-shopping letter containing a Better Business Bureau seal, but is not accredited by the organization. The letter is accompanied by a fraudulent check for nearly $3,000 which the recipient is asked to deposit using a debit card. The recipient is told to then go to Western Union to wire $2,300 back to the company.
The Better Business Bureau says the check will not clear the bank.
Associated Press Information from: The Salina Journal