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Funds aimed at protecting Kentuckians from scams, fraud

Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky.,...
Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)(Bryan Woolston | AP)
Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 10:38 AM CDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky has been awarded more than $780,000 in federal funding that will be used to help protect residents from scams, fraud and price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic. Beshear announced the funding Wednesday in a statement. The Attorney General’s Office will receive funding to hire staff to address rampant COVID-related consumer fraud, scams and price-gouging complaints. The office will also get funding for an investigator dedicated to financial fraud and exploitation targeting seniors. Funding will also go to the Department of Public Advocacy for a pilot project that addresses the adverse effects of COVID-19 on indigent clients.

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