LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Attorney General is continuing his efforts to protect Kentuckians from scammers.
“Last year, Kentuckians lost nearly $12 million to scams and fraud. Investment scams, impersonation scams, and identity theft were frequently reported to our office,” according to a Facebook post from Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
More on scams and ID protection:
- Ky. courts warn Kentuckians against jury scams
- Check your DMs for debt collectors and scams
- Taxpayers should watch out for these scams, IRS warns
- Social media scams led to $770 million in losses in 2021
Tips to prevent identity theft:
- Beware of requests for personal information via calls, texts or phishing emails
- Consider placing “fraud alerts” with credit reporting agencies like Experian, Transunion, or Equifax
- Check your credit report regularly here.
Avoid investment scams
- Invest carefully, search online for companies, cryptocurrency names
- Be careful around “guarantees” or big promises
Avoid impersonation scams
- Never share account passwords, social security numbers or banking information in an email or with an unsolicited caller. Always call the bank directly and clear-up any issues.
- Never click links in pop-up boxes or text messages.
- Always get phone numbers from legitimate websites or a billing statement