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Thomasville becomes latest target for IRS scams

Thomas County was the most recent to see a rise in the scam calls. Thomas County was the most recent to see a rise in the scam calls.
The IRS will never give you a phone call. The IRS will never give you a phone call.
Sheriff's investigators say they will never threaten to arrest anyone over the telephone. Sheriff's investigators say they will never threaten to arrest anyone over the telephone.
Capt. Steve Jones. Capt. Steve Jones.
THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

IRS scammers continue to target south Georgians.

Thomas County was the most recent to see a rise in the scam calls.

Sheriff's officials said they have received more than 20 phone calls yesterday about IRS and credit card scams.

The scammers appeared to be from out of the country and used U.S area codes from Washington D.C and New York. They would threaten to arrest the person called if they don't give them any money. 

Sheriff's investigators say they will never threaten to arrest anyone over the telephone.

"It's really high pressure, they're saying if you don't do this, if you don't take this seriously we'll have someone at your house at 6 p.m. tonight to take you to jail you will be arrested. Its a scam. The IRS does not operate that way and the Sheriff's Office does not operate that way," said Capt. Steve Jones.

Officials say that if you do owe any money, the IRS will never give you a phone call. They would send a letter in the mail instead.

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