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Scam callers still targeting South Georgians

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Law enforcers say scam calls continue to target South Georgians.     

Mary Scott got what Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators call a "typical scam call" that dozens of South Georgians receive every day.  

Heard on the phone message machine "The reason for this call is to inform you that the IRS is filing lawsuits against you. To get more information about this case file, please call immediately."

When Scott got that phone message, she knew it was a scam.  But she wanted to let people listen to this so they will be warned.  She did not return that call, but she admits she wanted to, for curiosity sake.

Scott said "Hey, what is this? Who is this?  What do you want?  No. So no I don't think I'd put myself in that predicament.  But a lot of people do.  I guess it's enticing or it scares them enough they do it. "

The Scotts know the IRS does not contact you by phone or email.  Sheriff's Investigators tell us that scammers are constantly calling South Georgians,.especially targeting senior citizens.

If you receive a call claiming to be from the IRS, sheriff's investigators say just hang up.  If you get a message, be like Mary and do not call back. 

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