Scammer using fallen police officers fundraiser in newest scam

Kentucky State Police say scammers are now asking for money for fallen police officers.

Numerous people have called state police about calls from a gentleman who states he is with KSP or another police professional fundraiser.

The man says he is trying to obtain donations for fallen officers who have died in the line of duty. He then asks for credit or debit card information.

The man may identify himself as Rick and calls from a 270 area code. Troopers say so far in the investigation it looks like the number is a Skype account coming from overseas.

Kentucky State Police says it will never ask for any banking or personal information.

Anyone who has received one of these calls is asked to call the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General at (502) 696-5300.

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