Numerous reports of IRS phone scam in Yazoo

By JASON PATTERSON,
The Yazoo Herald has received numerous reports this week from residents who have received calls from someone claiming to be from the Internat Revenue Service and demanding money.
Many of the calls are originating from a number with a 206 area code. The caller claims to be with the IRS and tells the intended victim that a lawsuit is about to be filed if they do not pay delinquent taxes.
One resident told The Herald that although she realized it was a scam, the call upset her because the caller was so aggressive.
The IRS will never call anyone asking for a payment by telephone. If you suspect a scam, hang up immediately and notify local law enforcement.