by Edmonson Voice Staff
Bowling Green Police have reported that they have received several phone calls regarding a scam and the I.R.S. According to the reports, the scammer calls saying he or she is from the I.R.S. and that the person being called owes back taxes. The caller is very intimidating to the person, threatening to put them in jail if back-taxes are not paid.
Some Edmonson County residents informed us of the same incident happening here. They said they didn't answer the calls, but received voicemails where the voice sounded computer generated or altered, and demanded that they call them back at a different number.
Police say that if the I.R.S. is owed money, they will send written notification to the taxpayer and certainly won't make threatening phone calls. Citizens are reminded to simply hang up on any suspicious phone call and to never give personal information over the phone.