KSP Post 1 Warns Residents of Scam in the Area

Hickory, KY (January 9, 2019) – The Kentucky State Police Post 1 in Mayfield has received reports of a scam occurring in our post area. The scammers are calling people listed on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry and telling them they are non-compliant.  The scammers are asking the victims go to a local store and buy gift cards.  If you receive a call like this, do not give the caller any information or payment over the phone and do not call the number they provide you.  If you have been targeted like this contact your local law enforcement agency.  You can also contact the gift card company and let them know the card was used in a scam.  For my information on scams, people can visit the Federal Trade Commission website at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts