scam alert red2 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/30/13) – Sheriff Curtis McGehee contacted SurfKY News today regarding a possible scam/fraud situation that is occurring in the community.

Sheriff McGehee stated that recently the Sheriff’s Department has received information regarding “out of town businesses” that are charging for services not rendered, or in some cases price gouging.

“On one occasion, a local elderly resident was told they would receive an exceptional deal on asphalt and that the deal could only be made because they had asphalt that was going to be left over from another local job,” said Sheriff McGehee. “When the job was completed the resident was charged several thousand dollars more than they expected to pay.”

The Sheriff urges local citizens to check references when dealing with vendors/businesses, particularly when dealing with high-dollar items/services.

“Also, consider getting your deal in writing so that you know exactly what you are getting and what you can expect to pay,” said Sheriff McGehee. “Scams also continue to be a problem and local residents are commonly being called by out of town and in many cases, out of country scammers. In some cases, residents are being told that they must send money to out of town postal boxes to avoid arrest. Some local citizens are also being asked to send money orders or cashier checks to postal box addresses and are then told that they will then be able to redeem large cash prizes.”

The Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office would like you to remember that if it is too good to be true it most likely is.

J.L. Graham
SurfKY News
Information provided by Sheriff Curtis McGehee

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Traffic Signal at Intersection in Downtown Providence to be Studied for Possible Removal

PROVIDENCE, Ky. (6/2/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is conducting a study to determine if a traffic signal… Read More

DCHS 'Suns Out Books Out' Project Makes the Connection for Summer Reading

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (6/2/15) — Daviess County High School is offering an innovative summer reading program for students… Read More
1 DOW 18,076.27
+64.33 (0.36%)    
2 S&P 2,114.07
+4.47 (0.21%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,099.23
+22.71 (0.45%)    

Most Read This Week

May 30, 2015 7388

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6633

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 2914

Greenville Man Charged with Rockport Robbery,…

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 2643

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 2566

KSP Seeks Public Help in Locating Wanted Man

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11404

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9643

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

June 02, 2015 2236

Woman Charged with Falsely Reporting Kidnapping

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1857

Traffic Signal at Intersection in Downtown…

by Keith Todd
June 02, 2015 1773

Two Muhlenberg Women Injured in Collision

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1608

Juveniles Accused of Falsely Reporting Masked…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
June 02, 2015 1411

South Main Accident Slows Northbound Traffic

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1357

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by SurfKY News
June 03, 2015 1301

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – June 3, 2015

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
June 01, 2015 1294

Human Relations Coordinator Identifies Possible…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1155

Pennyrile Soap Box Derby Hosts 34 Competitors

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1121

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News