Telephone scam targets Central Kentucky elders

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – A new telephone scam has been moving through Central Kentucky intending to take advantage of elderly individuals in the area.

According to the Winchester Police Department, the scammer calls the target claiming their grandchildren have been arrested. The scammer poses as a lawyer representing the grandchildren, and asks for cash to get the criminal charges dismissed.

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Then the caller attempts to come to the victim’s residence to pick up the money as payment.

If anyone receives a call of this nature, do not give any personal information to the caller. Law enforcement should be contacted immediately.