Phone Scam: Fake IRS Agent Threatens Arrest

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

Potential victims are getting phone calls and recorded messages stating the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will issue arrest warrants for unpaid taxes.  Potential victims are told to wire money or provide a pre-paid debit card number to settle the back taxes. The Sheriff’s Office has already received four reports of this occurring locally.

For more information regarding the scam, please click here.