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Lexington Police Department Warns Residents Of Phone Scam

Posted at 8:10 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 21:16:51-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Lexington Police Department wants to warn residents of a local scam.

They received a call from a concerned citizen who says they received a message as “urgent” from a person claiming to be a Lexington Police Officer. When the number was called back the person answered, “Lexington Police.”

The citizen was then asked to send money by Green Dot Card to a US Marshal’s Office in Arlington, Virginia.

The person on the phone threatened to arrest the individual if they did not comply.

Lexington Police are looking into the incident. If you have been contacted with this scam, call (859) 258-3600.