A phone scam similar to one first reported by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has hit Vanderburgh County once again.
Potential victims are getting phone calls and recorded messages stating that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued an arrest warrant for delinquent taxes. Potential victims are given a fraudulent number to contact the IRS, where presumably the victim will be asked to wire money or provide a pre-paid debit card number to settle back taxes.
The Sheriff’s Office has already received dozens of calls from concerned citizens who have received these types of calls.
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