The IRS scam has been reported again in Anderson County, said Mark Lucas, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy.
“Scammers are making calls threatening arrest for not paying taxes or similar ploys to obtain money from unsuspecting citizens,” Lucas said. “The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department warns everyone not to fall victim to these frauds and scams.
“Please be aware the IRS does not make such calls.”
- The IRS does not call about taxes you owe without first mailing an official notice.
- The IRS does not demand you pay taxes without allowing the opportunity to appeal the amount you owe.
- The IRS does not ask you to use a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit or credit card.
- The IRS does not ask for debit or credit card numbers on the telephone.
- The IRS does not threaten arrest by local law enforcement if you refuse to pay.
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