Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Kentucky State troopers warn of possible phone scam offering money for medical problems



Kentucky State Police troopers are warning of a possible scam involving a caller offering money because of a medical problem.

Trooper Stu Recke says A person contacted troopers in Madisonville after getting a call from Louisiana over the weekend. Recke says a male caller stated that they were going to send the potential victim money from a pharmaceutical company because of faulty mesh from a surgery many years ago.

When the potential victim advised that they had not had surgery, Recke says, the caller stated that it was due to taking anti-depressant drugs related to pregnancy.

After being questioned about the source of their information, the caller from Louisiana responded it came from the Kentucky Department of Health.