POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - The Poplar Bluff Police Department is reporting is has been receiving a large number of attempted stealing complaints over the last several days.
Victims have reported receiving an automated message which advised they were being sued by the IRS and urged the victim to call a number immediately.
The victims recognized this as a scam and did not send any money, but wanted to report the matter so that others would be warned.
The Poplar Bluff Police Department would like to encourage anyone who receives such a call to hang up immediately and to not send any money.
Police warn any unsolicited calls asking (or demanding) money should be considered suspicious.