Scott County Sheriff Warns of IRS Scams PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:09

The Scott County Sheriff's Office has recently received several reports regarding citizens getting phone calls from someone claiming to be an IRS agent. The call can come from a spoofed number that looks like an IRS phone number. The person on the phone says that a debt is owed to the IRS and a warrant will be issued for your arrest if you do not pay it. The person then gives directions to transfer money into a bank account to resolve the issue.

Sheriff Dan McClain encourages everyone to follow the scam prevention tips from the website below:

The IRS Will Never:

Call to demand immediate payment over the phone, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money and you don’t owe taxes, here’s what you should do:

Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.
Contact TIGTA (Treasury Inspector General Tax Administration) to report the call  at 1-800-366-4484.
Use their IRS "Impersonation Scam Reporting" web page at
Report it to the Federal Trade Commission using the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on (Please add “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes).
If you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:09
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Written by George Browning   
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Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 09:12

The purported host and a total of 11 alleged underage drinkers were taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies early on Sunday, June 19, at a home west of Austin.

Three accidents result in three people reported injured in city and county mishaps PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
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Alleged robber of downtown pizza restaurant turns himself in, says not guilty PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
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The alleged robber of the Jendy’s Pizza restaurant on the east side of Scottsburg’s downtown square entered a preliminary plea of not guilty to the charges filed against him.

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