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KSP Investigates Phone Scam Complaints

Date of News Release: 1/11/2018

Pikeville, Ky. (January 9, 2018) – Kentucky State Police Post 09 has received several calls relating to phone scams.

The scammers are posing as AEP employees and contacting business reference demanding immediate payment of a bill with a prepaid card or even asking the customer to meet and make cash payment.

The scammers often call from numbers that show Kentucky Power on caller ID.

This Particular scam has been seen in other parts of the state and in Ohio.

(TIPS)- Be suspicious of anyone who calls unexpectedly asking for money. Verify any pending disconnections by contacting your electric provider.

(Note) Attorney General website. https://ag.ky.gov/scams/Pages/default.aspx. Good information to avoid being scammed.