$110K Stolen From Manhattan Man In Mortgage Scam

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police say an elderly Manhattan man fell victim to a home mortgage scam and is out of $110,000.

Officials say the suspects sent the 80-year-old victim information saying that he was past due on payments and that his home was pending foreclosure.

According to police, paperwork from the suspects used a header from Bank of America.

The victim provided his financial information and ended up losing thousands. He started having contact with the suspects on December 1, 2013 and their communications continued until February 1, 2013. After realizing that the whole thing was a scam, he contacted Riley County police to report the theft on February 5, 2013.

Police encourage citizens to report suspicious phone calls or things they receive in the mail and verify things with the company before providing any personal or financial information.

The victim told WIBW that during the scam, he was contacted by phone and by mail. He declined an interview Wednesday.

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