Couple Falls Victim To Lightning-Proofing Scam

Police in Letcher County are warning people to be on the lookout for some scam artists.

Police say three men approached a couple who lives on Elk Creek Road in the Blackey community.

The men offered to lightning proof the couple's home for $14.00, but after the service was completed, the men raised their price to $900.

The victims were not satisfied, but ended up paying the men for their work.

Police think the men are targeting elderly and unsuspecting people.

The con artists are described as white men in their 20's or 30's. Two of them were about 5'3" tall. One weighed 120 lbs, the other 170 lbs. Both had short black hair. The third man was about 6' tall about 200 lbs with gray hair and a goatee.

Police say they were driving a red Chevy truck from the 1980's.

If you see these men, contact state police at 1-800-222-5555


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  • by Jeb Location: KY on Nov 20, 2008 at 05:10 AM
    Next we'll see someone get conned from someone trying to "sunshine" proof their house. Come on people, don't be so stupid!
  • by John Location: KY on Nov 19, 2008 at 02:30 PM
    Ha ha Catch me if you can...Lightning proof your house.Come one people use some common sense.
  • by AMUSED Location: KY on Nov 19, 2008 at 11:10 AM
    Lightning proof home, please. Sounds to good to be true, it probably ain't worth it.
  • by concerned Location: ky on Nov 19, 2008 at 09:20 AM
    anytime something like this happens just call the police. when they raised the price i would have not paid and called the police.

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