Kentucky State Treasury Newsroom
Treasurer Hollenbach Warns of Another Phone-y Scam
Frankfort, KY (October, 2015) – Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says scam artists are at it again, this time calling Kentuckians and identifying themselves as a “pre-trial intervention” organization leaving behind a vague and mysterious message.
The messenger says they have “a pending case in our office that requires your immediate attention!” and goes on to state, “It is imperative that I speak to you or your attorney of record immediately today.”
The caller gives a Washington state phone number to call and warns, “If I do not hear from you or your attorney, I will document that you’ve waived your right to counsel and submit your case!” The message ends with this ominous advice from the caller “Govern yourself accordingly!”
"This call is an obvious scam to obtain personal information,” said Treasurer Hollenbach. “Legal actions or notice of legal actions are normally handled by mail, not over the phone.”
If you do receive a call you can report it to Attorney General Jack Conway’s Office of Consumer Protection at 888-432-9257 or visit ag.ky.gov for more information on scam calls.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for some legal tender that you’ve left unclaimed, Treasurer Hollenbach suggests searching the unclaimed property database at MissingMoney.com or if you don’t have access to the internet, you can call Treasury’s Unclaimed Property office toll-free at 800-465-4722.
Each year, the Kentucky Treasury returns millions of dollars in unclaimed property to Kentucky residents. Since 2008, under the proactive leadership of Treasurer Hollenbach and his Treasure Finder’s Program, the Treasurer has returned a record $ 135-million in unclaimed property.