ksp2 logo 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/8/19) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville was contacted by a concerned citizen about an email scam.

KSP reported the resident received an email containing a picture of a KSP vehicle and a seal at the beginning of the email. The email stated the unnamed recipient had received a parking ticket, and if not paid by Sept. 7, 2019, he would be in contempt of court. The email contained a citation number, and stated the parking citation was for “failure to pay toll.”

Troopers said there was a link in the email to pay the parking fine, and was signed:

Best regards,

Kentucky State Traffic Enforcement

KSP said the email complaint reported July 6 is the only complaint of this type of scam received by Post 2.

Trooper Rob Austin, spokesman for Post 2, reminds everyone to never give out Social Security numbers or other personal information online or by phone.

To report a possible scam, call 888-432-9257 or fill out a complaint form online at ag.ky.gov.

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