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Small business owners who are customers of Kentucky Power are the latest targets of scam artists seeking to extort cash. The scam, which instructs customers to purchase prepaid debit cards, such as a Vanilla or Green Dot, has been used in other states.
“Customers are receiving calls from a person who tells them that Kentucky Power or AEP no longer accepts payments by check or credit card, that their payments have been returned and that they owe $1,000 that must be paid immediately with a prepaid credit card. This is completely false,” said Spokesperson Jeri Matheney.
Utility company scams, unfortunately, are too common. While there are instances when Kentucky Power will contact customers over the telephone, the company does not demand payment in this manner, Matheney said.
“If customers receive any suspicious, urgent, demanding phone call from someone claiming to be with Kentucky Power or AEP, we suggest they hang up and contact us at the toll-free number on their bill, which is 1-800-572-1113, or call local law enforcement,” she said.
Here are some tips consumers can use:
August 14, 2014;
Judge John David PrestonThe Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit now consists of Johnson, Lawrence and Martin Counties, but those counties have been part of a number of circuits in the eastern part of Kentucky over time. This book, the first original work published by East Kentucky Press, Inc., includes a history of the circuit in all its configurations. It also contains biographical sketches of the thirty-four individuals who have served as circuit judge in any of the counties that now comprise the Twenty-fourth Circuit.
The book contains 125 pages, photographs of the judges as available, a chart outlining the circuits with the dates each county was in a particular circuit and election results in judicial races. It retails for $30.00, plus $4.00 postage. The book can be ordered from East Kentucky Press at PO Box 808, Paintsville, KY 41240, on amazon.com or on our website eastkentuckypress.com.
John David Preston, President, East Kentucky Press, Inc.
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