TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Phone Scam Alert
Date of News Release: 09/25/2009
(Columbia, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police Post 15 are investigating a new phone scam. The caller makes calls someone, generally an elderly person, telling them that he/she is a family member, out of town and that they have been arrested. The caller tells the victim that he/she needs money wired to them via Western Union to pay bail and fines. Similar scams are being reported to other local authorities and callers are advised to disregard any such call without affirmation of the occurence.