LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Only a few days into July and scam reports are plaguing Kentuckians, again.
Kentucky sheriff’s offices, police departments, postal workers, and government officials have all issued separate warnings about trending scams over the last few weeks.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is now issuing a warning about fake T-shirt sales. The sheriff’s office said they do not sell branded merchandise.
“The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff has been alerted to a text message with a link to buy branded tee shirts. THIS IS A SCAM!,” the Facebook post said.
The image shared by the office shows the scammers offering a $10 discount on fake merchandise.
Fayette County sheriffs are asking people to contact their office if anyone reaches out to them making claims or requesting money.
“If you receive a call or text from someone claiming to be from our office, you can call us at (859) 252-1771 to confirm it is not a scam,” the office said.
FOX 56 has reported on issues such as ransom calls in Georgetown, fake package fees in Lexington, rental property scams, fake access to baby formula, false arrest warrants, shakedowns over fake missing persons, and even fake charity campaigns for Ukraine or fellow Kentuckians hit by recent tornados all this year.
In the first days of June, the Lexington Police Department (LPD) warned the public of an uptick in telephone scams where scammers were pretending to be law enforcement agencies and demanding payment for fines and arrest warrants.