Well-known Kentucky law firm being used in sophisticated phone scam

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A well-known Kentucky law firm's name is being used by some sophisticated scammers.

The Becker Law Office said the crooks are calling people posing as lawyers or paralegals. The scammers tell the callers they are being sued by the law firm, but the case can "go away" if they fork over $900.

What makes the scam even more believable is the phone number that shows up on the caller ID is a legitimate fax number for the Becker Law Office.

"Any legitimate business that's well known could be subjected to this, so I want to certainly spread the word to warn any potential victim to warn other businesses to warn other lawyers," said Kevin Renfro with the Becker Law Office.

The Becker Law Office said it's gotten reports of the scam from people across Kentucky.

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