FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued a consumer alert Tuesday warning Kentuckians of possible scams following the tornadoes and storms in Western and Central Kentucky.
“Kentuckians in many of our Western and Central counties have already suffered devastating losses, and we are going to do everything in our power to ensure they do not encounter further losses as a result of scams,” said Attorney General Cameron. “Bad actors should be put on notice that we will not tolerate scams and fraud in our communities. Potential scams should be reported immediately to our office by visiting ag.ky.gov/scams.”
Scammers may impersonate relief or charitable organizations in order to access banking or personal information. Follow these tips to avoid charity scams:
- Remember that legitimate relief organizations will never ask for your banking information.
- Give responsibly to known, reputable sources or recognized disaster relief organizations. The Commonwealth has established the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund, which can be accessed by visiting TeamWKYReliefFund.ky.gov. Affected communities have also established funds, and you can check with local officials about the best way to donate.
- Follow FEMA’s best practices for volunteering and donating following a disaster. To view these and other tips visit the agency’s website.
Kentucky home or property owners affected by the tornadoes and storms should…