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Phone scam targets Lee County residents

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LEE COUNTY, Iowa (WGEM)  --  A phone scam is targeting Lee County residents.

 

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, residents have received phone calls from someone claiming to be from the IRS.  The "officer" tries to collect unpaid taxes from the victim and threatens to arrest them if the taxes aren't paid.  

 

Authorities also say what makes this scam look legit, is the fact that the number that appears on caller ID is the Lee County Sheriff's telephone number.  This is a scam.  The Lee County Sheriff's Office is not making any calls on behalf of the IRS.  

 

There's also an email scam as well.  It provides a phone number for you to call because a debit card has been compromised.  Authorities urge you to never give out any personal information to anyone over the phone and do not send money.  

 

 

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