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College students going back to class — many on their own for first time — and scammers might follow

Students across the Bluegrass are returning to college campuses. Better Business Bureau serving Central & Eastern Kentucky advises students and parents to be aware of scammers that may target these young people, many on their own for the first time. According to 2018’s BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report, 41.6 percent of students reported a loss when exposed to a scam as compared to 28.3 percent...

Better Business Bureau warns of ‘electricity shutoff’ phone scam targeting Central Kentucky

Better Business Bureau serving Central & Eastern Kentucky has heard from local businesses this week that received calls from scammers posing as Kentucky Utilities, threatening that their power would be shut off immediately if they did not pay their bill by phone right away. These businesses also said that when they called back numbers left by the scammers, the voice greeting sounded exactly the...