Phone Scam Warning!!!

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office warns residents about a phone scam that’s hitting our area.

Officials say the caller claims to be with the IRS and demands immediate payment for taxes owed from previous years.

The scammers say if you don’t pay, you could face legal action or a larger fine.

This is a scam!

IRS officials say they first contact you through the mail.

They also say they never ask for immediate payment over the phone or insist on a specific payment method.

Click on the IRS link for more information on phone scams and how to report one.

Categories: Crime, Hamilton County, Local News

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