Dec 13, 2015 1:45 PM by News Staff
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office is warming residents of a telephone scam happening for the last several weeks.
Sheriffs said that scammers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer.
If the phone isn't answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request.
Plumas County Sheriffs and the United States Internal Revenue Service released tips in order to avoid being scammed. The IRS will NOT:
Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration can also be contacted at 800-366-4484.
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