The Kenton Police Department has received several phone calls within the past two days regarding attempts to scam elderly residents in the city and surrounding areas.
Chief John Vermillion said the elderly are usually the targets of the calls, which claim to be from deputy marshals or Medicaid representatives. In some cases, said Vermillion, residents have been threatened with arrest unless they give personal or banking information to the caller.
“Just hang up on them,” advised the chief. “Nothing like that is legitimate and I can’t emphasize enough, never give personal or account information to anyone over the phone. To let law enforcement know you received such a call is not a bad thing.”