Local Business Scammed, May Have To Close

posted by Careth -

Westar Energy is warning about about scammers who are using their phone numbers to steal money from customers. The situation became more real when one local business, Skeletons Out Of The Closet, fell victim. 

The call came in at a time when the business owners were already stressed, and unfortunately scammed out of $1,200. 

Jessica Olson, who has owned the store for three years, said that the money was supposed to cover their rent for the month of June.

A GoFundMe page has been started to help them make up the loss.

Hearing straight from a victim why they fell for it and how it will affect them makes this scam all too real. If you get one of these calls:

  1. Hang up

  2. Call Westar back at an official number - 1-800-383-1183

  3. Verify the standing of your account with Westar before doing anything else!

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