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Kenton County Sheriff warns of scam callers posing as law enforcement

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 16:27:30-05

COVINGTON, Ky. — Scam callers are at it again, the Kenton County Sheriff's Office said, and they're posing as law enforcement officers to convince victims to hand over money by phone or in person.

According to a scam alert Wednesday, the caller identifies themselves as "Lt. Yarboro" with the Kenton County Sheriff's Office, most recently from (859) 474-7750. Then, they ask for money in order "take care of" outstanding warrants or court costs.

But the sheriff's office said their staff will never ask citizens for money over the phone for missed jury duty, court fees or outstanding warrants.

"If you question whether a call is real - look up the telephone number yourself for the agency, DO NOT use the number the scammer provides," the sheriff's office recommends in the scam alert.

They also advised not to give the caller any personal information, send money or agree to hand off payment in person.

If you receive one of these calls, hang up and file a complaint with the Kentucky Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection at (888) 432-9257.