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Kentucky woman loses $30,000 to Social Security scam

Posted at 6:27 AM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 09:27:02-04

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. — A Kentucky woman is now out $30,000 after falling victim to a scam.

According to the State Attorney General's office, someone called the woman last week and claimed to be an Internal Revenue Security officer.

The victim wired money to a Chicago bank because she thought it would clear up issues with an alleged suspended Social Security number and avoid jail.

By the time she realized something was not right, it was too late.

The Attorney General's office said this is a good reminder to hang up on anyone who asks for your Social Security number or to confirm it.

This story was originally published by Sierra McLean on WLEX.