Kentuckians are being targeted over the phone by scam artists claiming to be county sheriff’s deputies who can help residents resolve a federal warrant that has been issued against them – but for a price.
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.