May 25, 2022

Sheriff: 2 victims in Kansas lost over $35,000 to scammers

Posted May 25, 2022 1:59 PM

COWLEY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating several different scam calls in Cowley County Sheriff's Office over the past few weeks, according to Sheriff Dave Faletti.

The first was a "Cybersecurity for Amazon" which resulted in a $21,500 loss in Apple gift cards and the scammer getting all the individuals banking information by posing as a government agent attempting to stop scammers.

The second was a DEA Agent attempting to collect money or they were going to have the individual arrested and prosecuted. The victim in this case was out $15,000.00 dollars, according to Faletti.

The Sheriff reminded the public, "If someone calls you and is requesting you send money via gift cards like Apple, Greendot, or Visa this is not a way to pay a debt to a collector. Also, do not give personal information to anyone who calls you that you don't know. Never send cash to a debt collector who claims its the "safest way to do this"