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Butler Co. sheriff warns of recurring phone scam

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BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones is warning the community of a recurring scam involving the Internal Revenue Service. 

The scam was first reported in October of 2014 and officials said they are receiving phone calls about suspicious activity involving the same scam. 

According to authorities, a suspect informs the victim by phone that they are calling from the Internal Revenue Service and then tell the victim that they owe back taxes that need to be collected as soon as possible. 

The amount the suspect tells the victim they owe is reportedly between $5,000 and $6,000. The scammer will agree to a compromise if the victim offers money. 

"Never give information over the phone, especially personal information," stated Sheriff Jones. "It is always suspicious when demands of money are made or there are threats of incarceration. Please stay in contact with elderly relatives and friends who are often the target of these scams."

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