A phone scam similar to one first reported by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) last March has hit Vanderburgh County.

Potential victims are getting phone calls and recorded messages stating this is the “final attempt” of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to contact them regarding a pending lawsuit against them. 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 several reports of this occurring locally.

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