WICHITA, Kan Monday 10:30 a.m. 1900 N. Salina
43-year-old woman reports contacting a subject by computer in regards to an ad for a vehicle. The woman and her daughter sent money but never received the car.
Monday 9:56 a.m. 1500 N. Garland
65-year-old woman reports someone attempting to defraud her by posting an item on the internet and wanting her to wire extra money. The woman didn't lose any money.
Monday 11:00 7000 S. Green
41-year-old woman said she paid a contractor for some foundation concrete work and the person never returned to complete the job.
Monday 1:57 p.m. 2100 N. Old Manor
77-year-old woman received a call from someone saying they were with a collection agency for a doctor's office. The woman was told she owed money and must pay it to avoid any further trouble. The woman hung up, then called her doctor's office.
Monday 10:22 4200 S. Hydraulic
29-year-old woman reports making contact with several people on the internet and being convinced she had won a large lottery. The suspects asked her to send various amounts of money in order to claim her prize and she did. The woman is under the impression she's been scammed.
This note from Maize Police:
A man with a middle eastern accent is calling people claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. He tells the victims they have won a million dollars, then asks them to transfer money to green dot cards and give him the card numbers. One person lost $2,100. The man is calling from (716) 810-3229.
If you think you're the victim of a phone or internet scam, call the Wichita Police case desk at (316) 268-4221. If you think you've been scammed in person call 911.