EATON — Both the Preble County Sheriff’s Department and Eaton Police Division issued press releases last week warning Preble County residents of a phone scam both departments have received calls about.
According to the separate press releases, residents reported numerous calls on Thursday, Nov. 12 from a group claiming to be with the U.S. Department of Treasury.
According to those statements calls are claiming residents owe taxes and are demanding immediate payment before “enforcement” is required.
Both releases state the IRS or Treasury Department will never ask for credit card information, demand you pay with a certain method or threaten enforcement if immediate payment is not made.
The releases remind residents not to give credit card, social security or bank information over the phone to unconfirmed businesses or government agencies.
Officers and deputies are encouraging residents not to speak to those callers if they call.
You can contact the IRS/Treasury officer at 1-800-366-4484 to find out if you do owe money to the IRS. You may also visit www.IRS.gov to find more information about the scams.