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Marshall Co., KY sheriff's office warns of IRS 'scam'

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a new twist to an old "scam."

They say a victim reported to them that she received multiple calls from a man identifying himself as Kevin Mason with the Department of Legal Affairs.

She said the caller ID showed the number and name of "Marshall Co. Sheriff."

The man claimed that he was calling because of fraudulent claims made to the IRS and back tax owed. He said that there was a federal warrant for her arrest, but that it could be taken care of by settling with the IRS.

The woman said she was told the tax liability was $6,850 and that she needed to go immediately and buy pre-paid cards from a Meijers store in Nashville.

The sheriff's office said the woman went to Nashville and bought the $6,850 in cards and sent them to an address provided.

Detectives from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office will be investigating the incident, but they would like everyone to know that the sheriff's office does not call anyone about federal warrants or debts to the IRS. The IRS also does not call anyone in this manner.

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