Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Sgt. Josh Gaylor is investigating several different phone scams that are circulating in the Laurel County area.
These are a few of the most frequent ones.
Citizens need to be alerted that in all these instances, all have been determined to be a scams. Please do not fall prey to this attempt to steal money from unsuspecting people.
Generally if citizens have caller I.D. on their phone, and do not recognize the caller’s number, it is recommended not to answer, and screen phone calls.
Scammers can even program familiar phone numbers into their calls. Common sense applies here.
As always, we recommend that citizens never give out personal identifying information, and never send money, checks, or other means of cash.