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Kandiyohi County Sheriff warns of fraudulent IRS phone calls

WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office has warned area residents about a series of fraudulent telephone calls reported recently. In a news release Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office said it has received complaints from people who say they hav...

WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has warned area residents about a series of fraudulent telephone calls reported recently.

In a news release Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office said it has received complaints from people who say they have received phone calls from the Internal Revenue Service.

Callers will tell those who answer the phone that they owe money to the IRS and that they will be taken to court if they don’t pay a certain amount. The IRS does not call people about tax problems, the release said.  

Any call from someone claiming to be from the IRS is fraudulent, and those who receive the calls should hang up, the release said. Never give out personal information to any unsolicited phone calls or correspondence.

The release invites area residents with questions to contact to contact their local law enforcement agencies.

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