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Harlan Sheriff warns of KU scam

From The Harlan County Sheriff's Office -

The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a scam alert today to help Harlan County families avoid falling victim to scammers acting as Kentucky Utilities Company Representatives.

Cases have been reported about scammers contacting customers over the phone. The scammer will act as a KU employee and threaten to cut off services if the customer does not cooperate with their demands of immediate payment or personal information.

Scammers have also targeted businesses with the same tactics, acting as a KU employee and threatening to disconnect services if payments aren’t given immediately.

KU representatives will never call over the phone for credit or debit card numbers. If you or suspicious of a call you received, contact KU at 1-800-981-0600 or law enforcement.

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