GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) A western Kansas woman is out $4,300 after she fell for an Internet scam that advertised education grants.
The Garden City Telegram reports the unidentified Garden City woman received an email advertising an education grant of several thousand dollars.
The woman applied for the grant and was asked to pay an application fee to receive the money. She paid with a credit card and was repeatedly contacted for more fees from Dec. 8 to Jan. 5, when police learned of the scam.
Garden City police Sgt. Randy Ralston says the case is an example of why people need to be cautious and stay away from unfamiliar websites asking for money.