Sheriff's department warns community of phone scam

LAUREL Co., Ky. (WYMT) - Over the past three years officials at the Laurel County sheriff's office said they have investigated many cases of phone scammers.

One deputy said the most recent incident on Thursday is no different.

The alleged scammer called a man and said he was an attorney in California, attempting to collect on some bad checks.

He threatened to have the man arrested if he did not send the money.

Public Affairs Officer Deputy Gilbert Acciardo said it is not easy to spot a phone scammer.

However, he encouraged everyone to recognize the alarms and said if you do not know the phone number do, not answer it.

"If they're going to take a phone call from a number that they're not aware of and it's not one of their regular callers they need to question the person on the other end," said Acciardo.

Anyone with more information should contact the sheriff's department.


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