Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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April 26, 2014

BCSO: Beware of IRS money scam

GLASGOW — The Barren County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a scam going around in which someone is calling residents and claiming to be from the IRS, according to a BCSO press release.

The caller is telling people they owe money to the IRS and that they can pay the “owed” money over the phone. The caller is telling them that if they don’t pay immediately, a lien will be placed on their property and they will be arrested.

Persons who receive a phone call supposedly from the IRS should contact the Internal Revenue Service, the press release advises.

Any individuals with information regarding a scam are advised to contact the Barren County Sheriff’s Office at 270-651-2771.

The IRS website contains warnings of such scams as well, noting it “always send taxpayers a written notification of any tax due via the U.S. mail. The IRS never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the telephone.

For more information or to report a scam, go to www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.

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