KSP alert - Knox County phone scam

(Barbourville, Ky.) – On April 8, 2016, Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received information from citizens in Knox County, pertaining to a phone scam circulating in the Knox County area.

These individuals are acting as Federal IRS Agents from Washington DC.  In addition, these individuals are providing the caller with personal information seeking to obtain large amounts of money in reference to unpaid taxes.

The caller(s) are very aggressive when they are questioned and demand that you solve the problem over the phone by paying the named amount. If you refuse, they will advise you of your rights and you will be told that a federal officer will be sent to your residence with an arrest warrant.

KSP warns citizens of scams such as these. Use caution and do not provide personal information, credit card numbers, Etc. over the phone. If you have any questions you are asked to contact the IRS fraud hot-line at 1-800-366-4484.



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