Jefferson County, IL sheriff's office warns of 'phone scam'

Jefferson County, IL sheriff's office warns of 'phone scam'

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The Jefferson County, Illinois Sheriff's Office is warning residents of what they say is a phone scam.

According to the sheriff's office, they have received complaints from county residents of people calling them and portraying themselves as the Internal Revenue Service.

The sheriff's office has verified through the IRS that the IRS will never call over the phone asking for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information. The IRS will always send taxpayers a written notification of any taxes due through the U.S. mail.

As with other phone scams, the sheriff's office says if someone calls you asking for personal information or immediate payment, never give any such information out and end the phone call immediately.

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