Phone Scam Targets Kentucky Customers

What started as an e-mail scam now seems to be moving to the phone.

On Wednesday night, dozens of people across the bluegrass reported getting automated phone calls from a company claiming to be the Commonwealth Credit Union.

The call states that the person's account has been suspended, due to some suspicious activity. They are then told to call a number, to verify their account information.

The Better Business Bureau says this is a scam. A similar e-mail scam was reported, earlier this week.


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  • by Dumb Hick Location: Lex on Jun 20, 2008 at 05:27 AM
    Remember people, no business that you are involved with will ask for your personal information via the phone or internet. When in doubt, don't give out anything.
  • by Kathy Location: Georgetown on Jun 19, 2008 at 01:28 PM
    This kind of thing goes on all the time. I think the punishment for such a crime needs to to be more severe than it is.
  • by Citizen Location: KY on Jun 19, 2008 at 11:32 AM
    There are a couple scams on the internet right now. I got an email the other day supposedly from google to update my billing information. I have no accounts through google.

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