AG, USPS reveal ‘Scam Alerts’ consumer protection campaign

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Wednesday, Attorney General Andy Beshear, along with United States Postal Inspector Alejandro Almaguer announced a “Scam Alerts” consumer protection campaign aimed at protecting Kentuckians from mail-based scams.

Beshear and Almaguer unveiled the Scam Alerts campaign and poster at Lexington’s main post office on Nandino Boulevard.

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Through the partnership, the USPS will place Scam Alerts posters in more than 500 post offices in Kentucky. The information will provide customers with tips on how to avoid and report scams and instructions on how to sign up for the Attorney General’s Scam Alerts program.

“One of my top priorities is to protect Kentucky families and especially our senior citizens from the emotional and financially devastating effects that scams and financial exploitation can cause,” Beshear said. “I applaud the United States Postal Service for joining my office in our pursuit to stop con artists and scammers in Kentucky.”

“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is proud to join and support the Attorney General’s efforts to inform the public and protect them from fraudulent activities,” Almaguer said.



Scam Alerts is a text messaging and email service that notifies consumers when con artists are on the attack.

Kentuckians can sign up for Scam Alerts by texting the words KYOAG Scam to GOV311 (468311). Or, enroll online at ag.ky.gov/scams and select text message or email alert.

For additional information on the Scam Alerts program and partnerships visit ag.ky.gov/scams.