LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Lexington Police Department says scammers are calling people, claiming to be a police officer or a federal agent.
The department says the scammers claim a family member has been involved in a crash and needs money for legal fees.
If you get a call like this, Lexington officers say you should just hang up. Do not give the callers any prepaid gift cards or financial information.
“Remember, legitimate government agencies will not threaten you for payments of wired money or prepaid gift cards,” Lexington Police Sergeant Donnell Gordon says.