Wichita, Kansas 2022-05-23 15:17:18 –
Cowley County, Kansas (KSNW) —Kansas sheriffs warn people to be aware of two different scams after residents lose more than $ 36,000 to scammers.
The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Both scams said they started on the phone.
“The first was’Cyber security for Amazon’, which cost $ 21,500 on an Apple gift card, and fraudsters got all their personal banking information in the guise of a government agency trying to stop them.” Said the security officer’s office in a Facebook post.
“Second, DEA agents were going to collect money or arrest and prosecute individuals,” the post said. “The victim in this case was $ 15,000.”
Sheriffs provide this advice:
- If someone calls you and asks you to send money with a gift card such as Apple, Greendot, Visa, this is not a way to pay the collector a debt.
- Do not give personal information to anyone who calls you that you do not know.
- Do not send cash to debt collectors who claim to be “the safest way to do this”.
If you have any questions about fraudulent calls, please contact your local law enforcement agency.
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