Police Warn Public About Bogus Utility Phone Scam
By West Kentucky Star Staff
HICKORY, KY - Police are reporting a recent phone scam in the area involving someone pretending to be from a local electric utility.
According to Kentucky State Police, an unknown person recently called a local business claiming to be from Kentucky Utilities and said power would be shut off if the business didn’t make an immediate payment over the phone.
Police are advising anyone who receives a call like this to contact their electric company, and to not give the caller any information or payment over the phone or call the number they provide you.