Don’t Fall For The IRS Phone Scam Circulating

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is busy making sure we have enough bed space in our jail for people not properly taking care of their tax obligations to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Scores of citizens are being continually contacted by telephone (including myself) from thieves claiming to be from the IRS and threatening arrest if they don’t provide bank account information or submit payments in a timely manner.

Well, if this is true, then our jail needs to make sure there is enough bed space available for all the people who will be arrested for not providing this information via telephone. We’ll make sure this happens.

Seriously, it’s time again to warn vulnerable citizens that the IRS does not solicit payment of delinquent taxes in this manner. It is perfectly okay to hang up on these fraudsters or take up as much of their time on the phone as you can stand so they can’t try to steal from anyone else.