Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Online Internet Scam Warning
Date of News Release: 12/26/2012
(Pikeville,Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police Post 9, Pikeville has received information of an online internet scam occurring within the counties of the Post 9 district. Information obtained indicates that the scam is being conducted through Craigslist where the perpetrators of these crimes are purchasing items and conducting the transactions online. The perpetrators of these scams are sending cashier checks through the Postal service in amounts greater than the negotiated amount and asking the seller to cash the check, keep fifty dollars for their troubles and send the remainder to the United Kingdom. Kentucky State Police asks that anyone who receive this type of online solicitation contact Kentucky State Police and be aware of online internet crimes.