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Kentucky Task Force Set Up To Protect Your Money

Contributor: Ellen Bryan
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Updated: 2/22 10:28 pm

The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions is setting up a cyber crimes task force to protect banks and their customers from thieves.

The task force will work closely with banks and law enforcement agencies across the state to stay up to date on the latest online scams and how the public can prevent them.

Task force members said Kentuckians should also be proactive in keeping up with the latest scam alerts and news.

Stephen Etherton said his comic book shop is always getting phone calls and emails of people trying to scam him out of money.

"Every penny counts and if we were to lose anything to a scam like that everything would be at risk at that point. We are the little guy still,” Etherton said.

Luckily, nothing has happened to Etherton and his customers like what happened to shoppers at Target stores recently.

Thousand of dollars were stolen off credit cards at Targets during the holiday season.

This state agency is being set up to make sure nothing like that happens again.

Task force members will also suggest people reach out to their banks to ask about the security measures in place to protect customers.

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