The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office is reporting an increase to the number of attempted phone scams in the area. Numerous citizens have submitted complaints claiming they have been contacted or received a voicemail from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the U.S. Department of the Treasury. This scam is not a new occurrence, but higher than usual occurrences have been taking place in Audubon County. The callers usually threaten to take legal action unless some sort of payment is paid immediately. The IRS will never contact individuals over the phone about tax payments or demand money without first mailing a bill. If a call is a suspected scam, hang up the phone immediately and never release any personal or financial information.
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