A program in Kentucky that provides financial assistance to low income homes in the winter may be a target for scam artists. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, runs through mid-December.
During this time, the 23 Community Action Agencies in Kentucky will take applications for home heating assistance. Attorney General Jack Conway says many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens at high risk for scams.
The A-G says it’s important to note that LIHEAP is operated solely by Community Action Agencies and applications are accepted only at their local offices. If you’re solicited by phone or email to participate in LIHEAP for a fee or by providing personal information, it’s a scam.