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Media Advisory

For More Information Contact:
Trooper John Hawkins
(502) 782-1780

KSP Warns of Telephone Fundraising Scams Using State Police Name

Date of News Release: 06/02/2010

(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Citizens throughout the Commonwealth should be on guard for telephone solicitations requesting donations for the benefit of the Kentucky State Police.

According to Capt. David Jude, commander of the KSP Public Affairs Branch, the agency has received numerous reports from individuals throughout the state regarding efforts to raise funds for the families of fallen troopers or to purchase drug dogs for schools.

"These calls are not authorized by the Kentucky State Police," he said. "They should be reported to the nearest state police post as soon as possible."

The agency's Electronic Crimes Branch is conducting an on-going investigation of the matter, he added.

The Kentucky State Police Professional Association, a separate organization consisting of KSP troopers and retirees, occasionally conducts fundraising efforts, but is not involved in such activities at this time.

The Kentucky State Police offer the following tips to reduce the risk of telephone fraud:

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