Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Not All Telemarketers Are Scam Artists

The holiday season is a popular time for charitable giving, but officials with the Kentucky State Police Professional Association said holiday seasons also come with common scams.

Officials with the KSPPA said every year they get complaints of phone scammers soliciting money on their behalf.

Officials from KSPPA verified they do ask for donations year-round.

“You must watch for folks who want you to send your credit card information over the phone or if they want you to send them cash,” said Treasurer Phil Crumpton.

Officials said holiday shoppers should be careful to avoid scams.

Phil Crumpton said, “Our telemarketers will ask you if you'd like to make a donation and then they will send you a packet through the mail.”

To verify whether or not you are the target of this scam Crumpton said you can call their office at 502-875-1625.