TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Scam Alert Concerning Tax Returns
Date of News Release: 03/27/2008
(Murray, KY) - Kentucky State Police wish to warn the public of another scam hitting the area. A Murray resident contacted Kentucky State Police Thursday afternoon to advise them of what he believed to be a telephone scam he had received. The citizen stated that a man contacted him by phone claiming to be with the IRS. The man on the phone asked for bank account information so that a $900.00 tax rebate check could be deposited into his account. The man is reported to have spoken with a foreign accent. Always remember to never give personal account information over the phone or on line. If you receive a phone call similar to the one described, hang up the phone without giving any personal bank account information. To find out information on other scams, you can visit the FBI website at www.fbi.gov.