SCAM ALERT: Beware bogus IRS caller

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police Post are warning the public of a scam that is not new, but has resurfaced in the area.

A victim contacted troopers on Thursday after receiving a scam phone call.  The male caller told the victim that he was “an officer with the I.R.S.”  The caller said his name was Michael Lee and gave a badge number of IRM29471.  The victim was then told that he had been audited by the I.R.S. and that the Kentucky State Police were involved in the investigation and warrants were active for the victim’s arrest. The caller insisted that the victim give his Social Security Number to help clear up the warrants.

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The phone number that called the victim was 1-585-209-9462. It appears that the phone number was generated by an App.

At the present time, this is the only report of this type of scam received by KSP.

Kentucky State Police remind everyone to never give out your Social Security Number or other personal information over the phone.

To report a possible scam, please contact the KSP Post 2 Madisonville at 1-270-676-3313 or toll-free, in Kentucky, at 1-800-222-5555 or contact your local law enforcement agency.