Scam That Is Using a Local Phone Number
Date of News Release: 11/23/2014
Henderson, KY. - The Kentucky State Police in Henderson has documented a number of people who have reported they are receiving calls from a Calhoun (McLean County) phone number. Complainants state it is a males voice on the other end claiming to be with the Kentucky State Police. He is looking for donations and further asks for credit card information.
The investigation is in its early stages but this number is likely a Skype account originating oversees. Our agency does not and will not ask anyone for their banking or personal information.
Per FTC rules, telemarketing sales calls with recorded messages are generally illegal unless you have given the company written permission to call you.
Some prerecorded messages are permitted - for example, messages that are purely informational.
Should anyone receive these calls or has questions or concerns, they are encouraged to contact the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General at 502.696.5300.