Marion County Sheriff Warns of Phone Scams
The Marion County Sheriff’s Department continues to receive numerous reports of phone scams.
According to Deputy Tyler Wheeler, the most common scam involves a call supposedly from the IRS, demanding payment on back taxes and threatening arrest.
Wheeler warns that the IRS only corresponds by mail.
Another scam involves someone claiming to be a family member or soldier overseas telling the caller they are jail and need bond money or money for a new cell phone or diplomatic papers.
The sheriff’s office reminds citizens not to give out personal information to anyone over the phone. If you find you’ve been scammed, call your bank or credit card company and report it immediately.