Bowling Green scammers impersonating police, “finding” lost credit cards

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WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Bowling Green Police say there are two new scams going around town.

In one, officers say a scammer calls from a local business, telling people they left a credit card in the store. Officers say the scammer promises to return the card after the person on the phone verifies the card number.

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Officers also say a scammer is impersonating police, saying information was compromised and they need to transfer the person on the phone to Homeland Security. The person they’re transferred to then asks for personal information.

Hang up the phone and never give out personal information over the phone.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.