Another Internal Revenue Service scam is once again making the rounds in Dubois County.
Authorities with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department say a resident received a call Thursday from a person saying thay were from the IRS and threatened that local law enforcement would come calling to collect a debt from that individual.
Authorities want to remind the public to never give out personal information such as banking information to unsolicited callers.
The truth is the IRS first contacts people by mail — not by phone — about unpaid taxes. They say the agency will not ask for payment using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer and will not ask for a credit card number over the phone.
The sheriff’s Department says IRS-type phone scams such as this target people all across the nation. The scammers sometimes employ fake IRS badge numbers, know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security number, make caller ID appear as if the IRS is calling and send false IRS emails to support their claims.