Dozens get scam phone call over weekend

Published 10:21 am Monday, December 21, 2015

Dozens of people received scam phone calls asking to pay their “debt” to the IRS over the weekend.

According to Police Chief Brian Krueger, Mower County Dispatch received dozens of calls from people who received calls from the “IRS,” claiming the IRS was going to sue them if they didn’t pay their debt in full, and asking for payment over the phone.

Krueger reminded people that the IRS does not call people about debt or other related issues, and instead contacts people through the mail. He urged people to not give the scam callers any information, credit card numbers or send anything to them through the mail.

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“This is a scam, so do not get caught up in this,” Krueger said.