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State Police Warn of Scam Calls in Hopkins County

Kentucky State Police is warning of two different scams after being contacted by multiple concerned citizens in Hopkins County.

Posted: Sep 15, 2020 1:51 PM

Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville has been contacted by multiple concerned citizens about phone scams circulating within the community.

KSP Post 2 says they've been made aware of two different scams. 

The first scam reported to KSP Post 2 was a call from someone claiming to work for AT&T. The caller told the victim that if he sent $1,000 via eBay cards, his monthly AT&T bill would be lower, and that after sending the payment, he would qualify for other discounts if more eBay cards were sent.

KSP says the second scam was similar, but that the caller claimed to work for Amazon. The caller requested money to be sent via Google Play cards.

KSP wants to remind the public to never share Social Security Numbers or other personal information online or by phone.

Legitimate businesses will never ask you to pay with Apple cards, eBay cards, Google Play cards, or any other prepaid card.

You can report a possible scam by contacting the Office of Consumer Protection at 888-432-9257. An online complaint form can also be filled out at ag.ky.gov



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