Scam Alert in Pulaski County Kentucky

SOMERSET, KY - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is reporting that they were recently notified of a scam by telephone, where the caller claims to be an agent of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

Luckily, the person reporting this incident to us recognized the signs of a scam and did not follow through with the scammer's requests.

Some signs to watch for to recognize a phone scam are:

  • The caller claims to be someone of authority (i.e. Deputy, Agent, or Officer) and is stating you are going to be arrested if you don't comply with their requests.
  • The caller requests you provide personal information, instead of them knowing your information ahead of time
  • The caller requests you submit payment through unusual means such as Venmo, CashApp, or Gift Cards
  • The phone number provided for the caller is either a blocked number, or does not appear to be from the Pulaski County area.

Sheriff Bobby Jones reminds all citizens to be alert when answering the phone from any number you don't recognize. Don't provide banking, credit card, or personal identification information to anyone you cannot confirm as having a legitimate reason for knowing that information.

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at You can remain anonymous by texting PCSOTIP to 847411, or by using our mobile app on both Google Play and the App Store.


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