WICHITA, Kan Wednesday 12:10 1400 N. Smith
A man said his father received an automated call from (803) 111-1111. The message asked him to pay money within 48 hours and call (866) 217-1709. The man called the second number and was told he needed to pay money for an outstanding debt plus court costs. The man looked online and found a number of scam reports involving this telephone number.
Wednesday 4:05 p.m. 10900 W. Harvest
A woman reports hiring a contractor to fix the deck on her home. She paid him and he has not been back to do the work or return phone calls.
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. 3500 S. Osage
A man reports selling an item online and someone contacting him saying he would like to buy it. The man received a check and instructions to cash the check and send the remainder of the money back to the buyer. The man said the check looked fake because it didn't have a phone number for the bank. No money was lost.
If you think you're the victim of a phone scam, call the Wichita Police case desk at (316) 268-4221. If you think you've been scammed in person call 911.