Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore says their office has received several calls from citizens reporting a scam where the callers falsely identify themselves as IRS agents.
The caller will tell the citizen that they owe a certain amount of money and then pressure them to take care of the debt over the phone by getting bank account information.
Sheriff Moore urges everyone to be extremely cautious about giving any personal information out over the phone to anyone.
“If you receive a call like this, do not give them your bank account information but instead tell them to contact the Boone County Sheriff’s office.”
“You can also call the Arkansas Attorney General’s office for consumer complaints hotline at (800) 482-8982”.
We are always concerned about our citizens and want to offer every protection and all the information that we can.