G.C. woman victim of online scam

1/10/2012

By The Telegram

A Garden City woman has lost $4,300 over the course of a month to an online scam advertising education grants.

According to police, a Garden City woman who has not been identified received an email advertising an education grant of several thousand dollars. After applying for the grant, the woman was asked to pay an application fee to receive the grant, which she paid with a credit card. The woman was then repeatedly contacted for additional fees over a period of time from Dec. 8 to Jan. 5 when investigators learned of the scam.

Garden City police Sgt. Randy Ralston advised people to be cautious and to shy away from sites asking for money unless you know for sure what it is.

"If you don't know the website, don't trust it," Ralston said.

An investigation currently is ongoing.

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