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Wicomico County Sheriff Warns of IRS Phone Scam

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WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. – The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam involving a subject claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service demanding an immediate payment.

The scammers reportedly told county residents who answered that if they did not make an immediate payment, the sheriff would be on his way to arrest them. Deputies say what is especially alarming about the calls is that the scammers were able to alter the caller ID and make it seem like the calls were coming from the Sheriff's Office.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says his agency is not involved in the collection of unpaid taxes. He adds that the IRS does not notify individuals regarding delinquent taxes in that way. Lewis says the IRS makes contact with people through writing.

Also as a reminder, the sheriff warns residents never to make any payment over the phone to anyone demanding an immediate payment, whether it is the IRS or another agency.

If you believe you have been a victim of this phone scam, contact the Sheriff's Office or another local law enforcement agency.

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