Scammers have hit again.
Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said Friday that a 48-year-old Salina man was scammed out of nearly $1,200 after posting something for sale on Salina Buy, Sell, Trade. The incident occurred between September 7 and Tuesday.
The man received an email from someone who indicated an interest in buying what the man had for sale. The alleged interested person told the man to add some money to the total for holding the item, Forrester said. The man received a cashier’s check for $1,355 and was told to keep $190 for the item and for a holding fee. The man was instructed to wire the remaining $1,165 to a person in Georgia who was the mover, Forrester said.
The Salina man put the cashier’s check into his own bank account and then via Western Union wired the $1,165 to the person he thought was the mover. On Wednesday, the man was notified by his bank that the cashier’s check was fraudulent.