Beshear working to protect seniors from scams

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Andy Beshear

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Senior Protection and Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse are joining with church communities, looking to protecting local congregations and the communities they serve from con artists and the latest scams.

It’s part of Beshear’s 2017 Interfaith Travel Series Scam Alerts that has hosted dozens of events with senior ministries across the state.

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Beshear launched Scam Alerts last year as the state’s first direct messaging service that notifies Kentuckians of financial schemes by con artists to steal money or a person’s identification.

Upcoming locations in Beshear’s Interfaith Travel Series include:

  • Sept. 26: St. Agnes Catholic Church in Louisville
  • Oct. 3: Hughlett Temple AME Zion in Louisville
  • Oct. 17: Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville
  • Oct. 19: St. Stephen Cathedral Community Center in Owensboro
  • Oct. 24: Trinity Church of God in Winchester
  • Oct. 26: First Christian Church in Frankfort
  • Oct. 26: First Baptist Church in Bowling Green

Beshear is working to bring new solutions and ideas to address scams because of the severe harm they are having on Kentucky families.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, Kentuckians have recently received Scam Alerts on Hurricane Harvey scams, IRS scams Targeting Western Kentuckians and a scam targeting Kentuckians’ generosity to veterans.