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Fake Laurel Lake Camping Resort Facebook page promises $1,000 vacation

Laurel Lake Camping Resort is warning the public about a scam taking place on Facebook where the crooks are impersonating their business. The camping resort noted on its real Facebook page that a fake page had been created to impersonate the business. “They are sending a message...
Posted On 27 Jan 2021

Utilities unite to protect customers from scams

Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Kentucky Utilities Company and Old Dominion Power Company joined more than 145 fellow U.S. and Canadian utilities on November 18 for the fifth annual Utility Scam Awareness Day to raise consumer awareness on how to recognize scams and offer...
Posted On 14 Dec 2020
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Better Business Bureau warns of breast cancer charity scams

Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings with it a wave of appeals to donate to breast cancer charities. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to research charities and cause-related products carefully before making a donation or buying a pink-ribbon product. According to...

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 COVID–19 contact tracing scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning of an increasing number of scams involving individuals claiming to be local authorities involved in contract tracing of COVID–19. According to BBB officials in St. Louis, scammers are using two primary methods in an effort to trick...

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...

U.S. Attorney’s Office warns of scams related to federal stimulus payments

With federal stimulus funds soon to be dispersed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is warning taxpayers to be alert for possible scams. Officials noted that for most Americans, the funds that include $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for a married couple, and $500 for each child, will be...

Better Business Bureau warns of coronavirus-relate scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning residents to be on alert for potential online scams concerning the purchase of surgical masks in the wake of the COVID–19 pandemic. Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker has received more than two dozen reports from consumers about...

Better Business Bureau warns of online scams in wake of COVID–19 pandemic

The Better Business Bureau is warning residents to be on alert for potential online scams concerning the purchase of surgical masks in the wake of the COVID–19 pandemic. Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker has received more than two dozen reports from consumers about...

Better Business Bureau warns of scammers targeting businesses

The Better Business Bureau serving Central and Eastern Kentucky is warning of a phone scam targeting local businesses. According to BBB officials, the caller claims to be a representative of Kentucky Utilities, telling the business owner that the power would be shut off...
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