Mail Scams Targeting Seniors

Following multiple reports of losses totaling $85,000 in cash, the Attorney General’s Office has issued a scam alert to warn of an uptick in mail scams targeting senior citizens.

While prepaid debit cards and gift cards remain popular for scammers to use to steal from Kentuckians, AG Andy Beshear said seniors in Boone, Franklin and Greenup counties sent cash to scammers posing as a computer repair technician, a family member in jail and a government official awaiting grants.

Kentuckians victimized by scams are urged to file a complaint with the attorney general’s office online or by calling 888-432-9257.

To stay up to date on new and trending scams, Kentuckians can sign up for Scam Alerts. To enroll, text the words KYOAG Scam to GOV311, or 468311, or sign up online at and select text message or email alerts.

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