Utility scam circulating in Boyle County

Scam Alert

BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Boyle County Sheriff’s Department is warning of another scam circulating in Boyle County and surrounding areas.

Citizens are receiving phone calls from criminals, claiming to be from your utility company (K.U., R.E.C.C., Atmos, etc). They will inform you that your utility will be turned off if you do not send them a payment via money card or other non-standard payment system.

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The phone number these criminals use is almost always spoofed, making it nearly impossible to track them down.

They often target senior citizens.