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IRS scam: Impersonators showing up to doors as U.S. Marshals

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A bold new IRS scam has suspects impersonating United States Marshals in Butler County, according to the sheriff's office. 

Several reports from Butler County residents states that scammers contact the victims by phone and tell the victims they owe back taxes to the IRS, according to Butler County Sheriff, Richard K. Jones. 

The amount allegedly owed is usually between $5,000-6,000. Police say the scammers will agree to a compromise if the victim agrees to pay some of the amount.

In one instance, investigators say a man impersonating a U.S. Marshal arrived to the victim's front door to collect the cash. 

“The last report we received, the victim told the suspect he could get him $3,000 of the $6,485.00 he was told he owed," said Lt. Todd Langmeyer. "The suspect then told the victim that a United States Marshal would be at the residence shortly to collect the money.  About 45 minutes later an unknown male was on the victim’s porch flashing a badge and demanding the money.”

The sheriff's office is encouraging anyone to report suspicious activity, especially when demands of money are made.

"These criminals have a very well thought-out plan, and they are obviously not afraid to pretend like law enforcement.  I have plenty of room for them here in our jail where they belong,” said Jones.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Butler County Sheriff's Office Investigation Division at (513) 785-1258.  

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