Phone Scam

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Scammers posing as IRS agents are calling Kentuckians in an effort to defraud them of thousands of dollars. The Office of the Kentucky Attorney General is receiving multiple calls a week from people who have fallen victim to the scam.

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Hopkins County  Regional Chamber of Commerce is warning area businesses of a scam caller selling advertising in newspapers produced by a “Junior Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.” 

Police Warn of IRS Telephone Scam

Feb 10, 2016
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Police say a new tax scam has hit the region this week. Both the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and Murray Police Department have heard reports of unsolicited callers posing as IRS employees. 

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West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation is warning its members of a payment scam that surfaced today.

KSP Warn of "One-Ring" Phone Scam

Feb 6, 2014
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Kentucky State Police say they’re hoping to prevent residents from losing money in a telephone scam that’s shown up in other parts of the country.  Sgt. Michael Webb said criminals overseas are auto-dialing thousands of cell phones inside the U.S. and hanging up after just one ring. 

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  The Murray Police Department says identity thieves are attempting to gain personal information from Murray residents via a robocall scam.

Citizens are receiving calls from unusual numbers, then a computerized voice informs potential victims that their credit or debit card has expired.  The voice then asks them to enter their credit card number.

Paducah Police Department officials are alerting residents of a phone scam warning of federal charges for overseas medical purchases.

A Paducah woman received a phone call with a Manhattan area code this week claiming the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency may charge her for trafficking because of illegal drug purchases from foreign countries.