March 18, 2016 - Following the press release from the Shelby County Sheriff's Department concerning the IRS Scam, Shelby County Today received an email from one it its viewers, Andy Stevens. He reported the next day receiving a call which threatened a lawsuit instead of arrest and wanted to warn others.
Andy Stevens reported, "I got a computer generated call this morning from 360-362-4728 saying they are the IRS and they have begun a lawsuit against me. Unless I call them back they will continue the suit. Please people, be aware that such calls are a SCAM!"
The Attorney General of Texas website has a page devoted to Frauds and Scams - https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/cpd/frauds-and-scams. The website offers a wealth of information including Tell-Tale Signs of a Scam, Consumer Complaint Form, and Fighting Identity Theft.
Below are a list of resource for anyone wanting to educate themselves against falling victim of scams: