SCAM ALERT: KSP says scammers using their Ashland post phone number

ASHLAND, Ky. (WTVQ)Kentucky State Police in Ashland say that scammers are using the KSP Post 14 telephone number in an attempt to scam individuals.

Troopers say would-be victims will receive a call that appears to be coming from the Ashland post, and that the scammer will threaten the receiver of the call with arrest.  At this time, officers say the scammer has not demanded money.

Kentucky State Police are reminding people that they do not call and collect funds, or threaten arrest.

To help as a guide, below are the “Top 10 Tip-offs to a Rip-off”.

  1. High pressure sales or frequent calls are signs that it’s a scam.
  2. If the caller demands an immediate decision, it’s likely a rip-off.
  3. People requesting a credit or debit card or any banking account information.
  4. If the caller offers to send someone to your home or to overnight something.
  5. Something for free is usually a reason to be suspicious.
  6. Unresponsive to questions or too quick to answer by cutting you off.
  7. An investment without a risk.
  8. Will not provide written information or references.
  9. Not registered with the Attorney General’s Office.
  10. If it sounds too good to be true, it often is.

Should anyone receive calls related to this scam, they are encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police (1-800-222-5555).

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