Content Tagged 'scam'

KSP: Five Theft Attempts Made by Two Men in One Day
State Police are looking for two men who allegedly tried to steal money from five different convenience stores and gas stations.
Police: Scammers Targeting London Community
London Police warned the community about a reported scam. Officers said someone claiming to be from a utility company was calling people and telling the victim that he or she was behind on gas, water, or electricity payments.
Scammers Target East Bernstadt Fire Dept.
There were reports that someone was claiming to be raising money for the East Bernstadt Fire Department in Laurel County.
Scam Alert In Pulaski County
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said if someone comes to your door trying to sell you books as a fundraiser for the public school system, don't fall for it. It's a scam.
Woodford County Phone Scam Warning
The Woodford County Sheriff's Office is warning people about a phone scam making the rounds.
Police: Beware Of Home Improvement Scam In Lexington
Lexington Police warned the community Tuesday about home improvement scams. Police said many of the scams target senior citizens and involve repairs to roofs, gutters, chimneys and driveways.
Taxpayers Should Be Aware of "IRS" Phone Scams
Around $1 million has been stolen from U.S. taxpayers in what's been called the largest phone scam ever regarding the IRS.
Officials Warn of New "KU" Phone Scam
In the last 48 hours, numerous residents and business owners have been getting calls from someone claiming to be from Kentucky Utilities, according to Lexington Police Financial Crimes Unit.
Sheriff: Laurel County Man Wanted In Lightning Rod Scam
The Whitley County Sheriff said Mark Anthony Adams, 21, of London, was wanted in connection to a lightning rod installation scam that cost a reported victim thousands of dollars.
"Gift Card" Scam Alert Issued
A scam involving Walmart gift cards and other potential "prizes" has got Lexington Police Financial Crimes Unit sending out a warning to consumers.
Scam Targeting Blue Grass Energy Customers
Blue Grass Energy is warning its customers about being targeted in a prepaid debit card scam.
Scam Alert Involving "Juvenile Delinquents"
The Sheriff's Office in Bourbon County said it has received numerous complaints about a phone scam which claims to be from the Sheriff's Department or the Department of Juvenile Justice. The callers are said to have a lot of private information about their targets.
Nicholasville Grandmother Scammed By Computer Con Artist
A Nicholasville grandmother was scammed by a computer con artist claiming to be from her computer's antivirus company. Video Video
BBB Warns of "Jury Duty" Phone Scam
A woman in Fayette County was duped into paying $500 for supposedly missing jury duty, according to the Better Business Bureau.
KU And LG&E Warn Of Scam
The company says someone has been posing as a utility worker and asking customers to make a bill payment over the phone or in person. Video Video
Laurel County Couple Arrested In House Fire Donation Scam
State Police say a Laurel County couple lied about their house being burned down so they could collect donations. Video Video
Scam Warning For Blue Grass Energy Customers
Blue Grass Energy says its customers have been getting calls from a scammer.
Avoiding Holiday Charity Scams
As the sugar rush from Halloween wears off, the Better Business Bureau reminds everyone to be aware of charity donation scams. Video Video
FOP: Shop With Cop Struggling Following Spring Scam
The Bluegrass Fraternal Order of Police say following a scam phone call in the spring, folks are hesitant to donate to the Shop With a Cop Program. Video Video
Deputies Say Scam Targets Phony Fundraiser For Slain Deputy
If you're approached by someone claiming to be raising money for a fund, related to a slain Sheriff's Deputy from Marion County, it's a fraud.
Beware 'Jury Duty' Scam
The Lewis County sheriff says someone is claiming people missed jury duty -- and asking for money to clear it up.
Franklin County Sheriff Warns About Various Scams
The Franklin County Sheriff's office said they have received a number of complaints about different scams hitting the area...
State Police Issue Phone Scam Warning
State Police are issuing a warning as the Better Business Bureau across the country warn of a rash of "one ring" phone scams.
Lexington Fire Department Issues Scam Warning
The Lexington Fire Department said a man is trying to scam people by claiming he lost his house in a fire and needs money to get back on his feet.
KY Attorney General: Beware Of Utility Bill Payment Scam
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is warning consumers about a new identity theft scam involving utility bill payments.
Georgetown Police Warn Of Possible Classified Ad Scam
Georgetown Police are asking people to come forward who answered a classified ad for a nanny-housekeeper that appeared in the Georgetown News-Graphic in late November.
State Police Warn Consumers Of Contest Scam
Kentucky State Police in London are warning consumers of a contest scam that uses the 'Publishers Clearing House' name to try to rip people off.
Police Warn Against Phone Scam
The Lexington Police are warning citizens about a phone scam that is trending nationwide and here locally.
Frankfort Plant Board Scam Alert
Frankfort Police say someone is calling businesses claiming to be from the Frankfort Plant Board
Beshear, Conway Urge Kentuckians To Avoid Scams
Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway are warning consumers to beware of scam artists who might try to dupe them into divulging personal information on websites that mimic those where people can sign up for insurance policies.
Craigslist Online Housing Scam
Kentucky State Police say a Richmond woman was in the market to rent a home. Video Video
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