KSP: Scam using State Police phone number
CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky State Police would like the make the public aware of a reported scam defrauding individuals by using a Kentucky State Police phone number. Campbellsburg Post 5 has been made aware of a telephone scam in which the caller claims to be from Advance America, phone number 646-583-2929, requesting money in reference to a loan. Investigators say the scam progresses to an individual calling the same victim claiming to be from the IRS and asking for more money. State Police say the reported victim then receives a call from 502-532-6363 from an individual claiming to be a Kentucky State Trooper and threatening legal action if more money is not paid.
The reported victim of this scam stated all individuals who called spoke with a foreign accent. The State Police wants everyone to know no calls requesting money, particularly those dealing with warrants or legal action, would come from the Kentucky State Police. If anyone receives a call resembling this, they are advised to hang up and call their local Post to validate any claims made over the phone.