The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has issued a press release regarding a local phone scam that specifically targets the elderly. The press release stated that residents are being contacted by a false police department in other states, informing them their grandchildren have been involved in a wreck.
"Several calls specifically have referenced that their grandchild has hit a pregnant woman and the grandparent needs to wire money to the police department immediately to keep their grandchild from going to jail, and/or being charged with involuntary manslaughter," the release stated.
The Sheriff's Office stated that this is a scam.
"DO NOT give any personal information, or any banking information, including credit card information out over the phone," stated the Sheriff's Office. "Social media platforms are being used by the scammers to gain information, including names and other details about your family. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, nor any other police department WILL NOT ask you for this kind of information!!"
Anyone receiving this or similar call is advised to call the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office at 270-597-2157.