Phone scam occurring in Coshocton

| March 3, 2015

COSHOCTON – Here is an important message from the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office: There is a wide spread phone scam occurring in Coshocton County. People are identifying themselves as IRS agents and law enforcement officials regarding collections. Calls have also been received appearing to come from the sheriff’s office. This is a scam. Do not provide any information to these callers.

Callers claim to be IRS employees, and say you owe taxes. They might also:

  • Threaten to arrest or deport you if you don’t pay
  • Know all or part of your Social Security number
  • Rig caller ID to make it look like the call is from the IRS, or law enforcement
  • Tell you to put the money on a prepaid debit card and tell them the card number or other electronic money wiring method

Know that the IRS does NOT:

  • Call to demand immediate payment about taxes owed without first sending you a notification by mail
  • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone
  • Threaten to bring in local police or other law enforcement to arrest you for nonpayment

If you have any doubts, call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040 or visit

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