New Elder Scams Warning Issued

Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to warn of an increase of mail scams targeting senior citizens.Beshear said in a release, seniors in Boone, Franklin and Greenup counties sent $85,000 in cash to scammers posing as a computer repair technician, a family member in jail and a government official awarding grants.The scammers told each victim to send $30,000, $29,000, and $26,000 in cash using FedEx, UPS and United States Postal Service.Two other potential victims in Harlan and Jefferson counties reported that a scammer claimed to be a family member who needed help after a car wreck.

Source: MG News

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