The Sac County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning late last week after a Nemaha resident came forward with a suspicious letter. It stated the Federal Tax Authority had issued a warrant that acts as a judgment against the recipient. It went on to detail that this could result in the seizure of bank accounts and property, garnishment of wages and/or the creation of liens on their property. Officials say this is a scam and is not from Sac County as it says at the top of the letter, but rather originated out of Los Angeles, Calif. They warn anyone that receives such a notice to refrain from calling the included number and to never give out banking or personal information, such as social security numbers. Anyone who receives this type of correspondence can report it to their local authorities or to the Iowa Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division through the contact points included below.
To report a scam to the Iowa consumer Protection Division:
Phone: 515-281-5926 or toll free at 888-777-4590