Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Flagler Sheriff warns of phone scams

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has received complaints regarding various telephone scams with the most recent complaint involving harassing phone calls from those pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Services. The Sheriff said the scam resurfaces from time to time throughout the year. The scammer attempts to gain personal information from the victims, including threatening to take legal action to collect unpaid or overdue taxes. “The IRS phone scam is one of several reported telephone scams. It is important for residents to know that the IRS, banks or any government entity will not request personal information over the phone,” said Sheriff James L. Manfre.