Insurance Scam Targets Elderly Kansans

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

(Topeka, KS) -- Older Kansasns are being warned about a phone insurance scam.

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says phone solicitations promise settlement money supposedly offered by a large insurance company. The Insurance Department knows of at least one Wichita-area woman who sent money to persons in Canada and Texas for release of the money.

The caller claimed to be an insurance agent and asked the woman to wire money.

Praeger says anytime you receive a call like this, call the department's consumer assistance hotline to confirm the information you received over the phone before you do anything else. Their number is 800-432-2484.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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