Tift Co. sheriff warns residents about IRS scam - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Tift Co. sheriff warns residents about IRS scam

A scam alert was issued on Wednesday from the Tift County Sheriff. (Source: WALB) A scam alert was issued on Wednesday from the Tift County Sheriff. (Source: WALB)
Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough (Source: WALB) Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough (Source: WALB)
If you think you have fallen for a scam, you should contact your local law enforcement immediately. (Source: WALB) If you think you have fallen for a scam, you should contact your local law enforcement immediately. (Source: WALB)
TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

A scam alert was issued on Wednesday from the Tift County Sheriff.

He said that his office got at least 10 complaints Wednesday about an IRS phone scam. 

One resident recently fell victim to the scam and lost almost $9,500. 

Sheriff Gene Scarbrough said that the IRS will never call you and demand payment for taxes they claim you owe. 

"When you get that call and they say they're with the IRS, hang up because you know they're not because they do not call people on the phone, they send you letters," said Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough.

If you think you have fallen for a scam, you should contact your local law enforcement immediately.

Copyright 2016 WALB. All rights reserved. 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • New trial denied for Worth Co. murderer

    New trial denied for Worth Co. murderer

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:27:26 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:27:26 GMT
    Chris Szorcsik (Source: Ga. DOC)Chris Szorcsik (Source: Ga. DOC)

    Nearly two years after the body of a Worth County truck driver was discovered in a shallow grave, his stepson will stand trial today for his murder.

    More >>

    Nearly two years after the body of a Worth County truck driver was discovered in a shallow grave, his stepson will stand trial today for his murder.

    More >>
  • Alma man still missing after a year

    Alma man still missing after a year

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:37 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:37:55 GMT
    Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)
    Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)

    Law enforcement has interviewed several people and followed many leads in the days, weeks, and months which followed Mr. Wooden’s disappearance.  

    More >>

    Law enforcement has interviewed several people and followed many leads in the days, weeks, and months which followed Mr. Wooden’s disappearance.  

    More >>
  • Albany city leaders plan new initiatives

    Albany city leaders plan new initiatives

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:13 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:13:44 GMT
    City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)
    City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)

    The city now has funds saved to pay for some new initiatives, like community safety officers, expanding transit service on Ledo Road and through federal funding, there will be improvements at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. 

    More >>

    The city now has funds saved to pay for some new initiatives, like community safety officers, expanding transit service on Ledo Road and through federal funding, there will be improvements at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly