Wichita woman donates money to Ark City scam victim

By: David Marcus - Email
By: David Marcus - Email

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WICHITA, Kan. - She thought she was dealing with legitimate money lenders, but "Melissa" from Ark City, was getting conned, paying scammers four hundred dollars for their supposed services.

When she refused to pay anymore, they started threatening her.

Wichita business owner Michelle Borin saw our story. and decided she had to help Melissa.

"I was very touched by her story and mad at the same time, knowing there are people out there who prey on the less fortunate," says Borin.

Michelle gave Melissa 400 dollars, the exact amount she lost to the scammers. Melissa was very emotional when she heard the news.

"It just brought tears to my eyes because I wasn't looking for any handouts or any sympathy," says Melissa.. "I just wanted people to be aware of what was going on."

Michelle's gesture won't erase the fear and pain Melissa suffered at the hands of the scammers and their threats. But it's help restored her faith.

"I realize there's good in all of us and I appreciate what she's doing," Melissa says.

Michelle says she hopes to meet Melissa at some point in the future. For now, she has some strong words, for the scammers.

"They need to be put away, they need to be put away. Something needs to stop."

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