The Scammers Are At It Again

Date posted - July 6, 2016

Scam AlertSheldon, Iowa — Normally we only think of the IRS during April, but scammers claiming to be from the IRS are at it again here in Sheldon.

Sheldon Police Chief Lyle Bolkema says his agency received calls from nine Sheldon residents Wednesday morning in reference to callers claiming to be from the IRS.

Bolkema reminds you that the IRS does NOT make any initial contacts by telephone, ALL initial contacts are made by mail.  If you receive one of these calls, Bolkema urges you to NOT give out any personal information, such as your Social Security number, or banking information, over the phone.

Chief Bolkema says if you receive one of these calls, simply hang up, and report it to your local law enforcement agency.

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