Emergency Management Fraud

Benton, KY – Marshall County officials say residents should be wary of a possible scam. A local business has received calls requesting they purchase an ad in a calendar to benefit Emergency Management. Marshall County Emergency Manager Melissa Combs says her organization is not selling calendars or other advertising on its behalf. When receiving a possible fundraising call, Combs advises people to ask questions and if there's any doubt of the caller's validity, call the local emergency services center to verify the fundraiser before contributing.