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Schuyler Sheriff warns of I.R.S. phone scam

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving numerous reports of residents receiving telephone calls from persons posing as the I.R.S. When questioned, the caller threatens that the Sheriff will be sent to arrest them.The I.R.S. will not call you. They make contact by letter via the U.S. Postal Service. These calls are scams, and you should never give any personal information over the telephone, regardless of the threats made. Many times these calls are from foreign countries and routed through computers so that they appear to be made from the United States.Should you receive one of these calls advise the caller that you are reporting them to Law Enforcement and hang up.

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