Owensboro phone scam

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Detectives have received numerous complaints from the public in recent days all relating to phone scams from overseas.

The Owensboro Police Department wants to remind the public of the dangers of providing personal information to unknown persons over the phone.

The phone numbers are originating in Jamaica with area codes of 978 and 876, and the caller is requesting personal information.

Some callers are requesting that checks be sent in order to cover the cost of mailing packages to them.

The Owensboro Police Department wants residents be aware that unsolicited calls from unknown individuals requesting personal information may turn out to be a scam.

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