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By Tesia Galvan
Staff Writer 

IRS phone scams on the rise in Washakie County


March 1, 2016

WORLAND — With tax season in full swing, several Worland residents have called the Washakie County Law Enforcement Center making complaints of a fraudulent Internal Revenue Service phone scam.

The fraudulent callers claim to be with the IRS and make accusations of a file or lawsuit against residents, and have the same message: pay money or get arrested by local law enforcement.

Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness said these claims are completely false.

“The IRS does not call you on the phone to tell you that. They’re going to correspond with you with official mail,” Rakness said...

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