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Treasurer Hollenbach Warns of Another Phone-y Scam

Treasurer Hollenbach Warns of Another Phone-y Scam

Bill Stephens

October 15th, 2015

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It’s becoming all too familiar…phone scams. The latest phone scam warning comes from Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach who says scam artists are at it again, this time calling Kentuckians and identifying themselves as a “pre-trial intervention” organization leaving behind a vague and mysterious message.

According to Treasurer Hollenbach, the messenger says they have “a pending case in our office that requires your immediate attention!” and goes on to state, “It is imperative that I speak to you or your attorney of record immediately today.”

Treasurer Hollenbach notes the caller gives a Washington state number to call and warns that if they do not hear from you or your attorney, they will document that you’ve waived your right to counsel and submit your case. He adds that the scammer ends the message with this ominous advice from the caller “Govern yourself accordingly!”

Treasurer Hollenbach says this call is obviously a scam to obtain your personal information and that legal actions or notice of legal actions are normally handled by mail, not over the phone.

If you do receive a call you can report it to Attorney General Jack Conway’s Office of Consumer Protection at 888-432-9257 or visit ag.ky.gov for more information on scam calls.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for some legal tender that you’ve left unclaimed, Treasurer Hollenbach suggests searching the unclaimed property database at MissingMoney.com or if you don’t have access to the internet, you can call the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property office toll-free at 800-465-4722.

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