The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about an elaborate IRS phone scam.
Authorities said that a caller claims to be from the IRS and says you owe taxes. They may threaten to arrest you if you don’t pay, they may rig the caller ID to look like a call from the IRS or law enforcement and know all or part of your social security number.
Officials said if you get a call like this know that the IRS doesn’t demand immediate payment without notifying you by mail. They also don’t ask for a credit card number over the phone or threaten to bring in law enforcement to arrest you for non payment.
If you have any questions the sheriff’s offices said you should call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040 or visit www.irs.gov.