KSP Warns Citizens of Scams
Date of News Release: 06/24/2016
Hickory, KY. (June 24, 2016) - The Kentucky State Police in Mayfield has received complaints in the past weeks from people advising there have been scam phone calls from someone stating they are with the "Financial Crimes Department".
The caller will state that a debt is owed and if they are not paid within three hours, a warrant will be issued and the "state police" will be at your residence to arrest you.
These individuals do not identify themselves as working for any specific agency only as working for "Financial Crimes Department" and imply that they are with the state police. The Kentucky State Police will not call you and solicit money with the threat of arrest. When the number given in the recording is called back the line is disconnected as soon as there is mention of contacting the police.
Another scam that has been reported in the Post 1 area involves a subject calling to advise the person being called that they have won a vacation or a cruise. However, the caller then states that they need a credit card number to charge $293 to hold the vacation or cruise.
KSP is asking people to remember that you can not win something that you did not enter and that you should not have to pay money to receive a prize that you have won.
KSP wants to encourage the public to never give anyone their personal information over the phone. If you receive a suspicious phone call, contact KSP at 1-800-222-5555.
KSP has a toll-free number (1-800-222-5555) that citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or criminal activity. They can also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.