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Corbin City Utilities Commission warns customers about scam

The Corbin City Utilities Commission is warning customers to be alert about a recent phone scam. The commission began receiving calls on Wednesday from customers asking if it is really calling them and telling them they have to pay their bill in gift cards. The answer is no. The...

Laurel County Sheriff warns of phone scammers claiming to be FBI agents

The Laurel County Sheriff’s department is warning of a phone scam involving individuals who claim to work for the FBI. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, stated that the scammer will tell the individual that the FBI has a warrant for them, and they...

No pandemic shutdown for scammers; they are still on the prowl

COVID-19 may have shut down portions of the economy and put restrictions on Americans’ daily lives, but cyber scams and other efforts to defraud people continue to thrive. “Scammers are tapping into the uncertainty related to the global pandemic,” says Chris Orestis, the...
Posted On 13 Sep 2020
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Laurel County Sheriff’s Department warns of multiple phone scams

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a number of phone scams that are circulating in the area. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said six different scams have been most frequently reported. The scams include: The caller is posing...

Better Business Bureau warns of resurgence in Social Security scam calls

The Better Business Bureau is cautioning residents in central and eastern Kentucky after learning of a resurgence in the number of Social Security impersonation calls. According to officials with the BBB in Lexington, the callers inform the individuals that they must call a...

Federal and state officials launch Kentucky Coronavirus Fraud Task Force

In response to the increased threat of fraud presented by the coronavirus, federal and state law enforcement leaders from Kentucky have announced the formation of the Kentucky Coronavirus Fraud Task Force. The Kentucky Coronavirus Fraud Task Force is a joint federal and state...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020
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Fake ‘Deputy Hart’ calling Kentucky schools targeting teachers

Following reports from Kentucky teachers in Whitley, Franklin, and Jefferson counties, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to warn of a new scam targeting Kentucky school systems and teachers. Beshear said his office has recently received multiple reports...
Posted On 21 Aug 2019
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