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Office of the Eaton County Sheriff - Weekly Update

Posted on: January 25, 2021

Weekly Update Article January 25, 2021

Overall Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 815 calls for service.  Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas:  Traffic Stops-248, Suspicious Situation/Subject/Vehicle-34, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assist-33, Shoplifting Complaints-27, Property Damage Crashes-22, Check Well Beings-22, Alarms-19, Traffic Violations-18, Traffic Hazards-16, Domestic Disputes-15, Property Damage Hit and Run-14, Vacation Checks-14, Personal Injury Crashes-13, Car/Deer Accidents-13, Larcenies-12, Car in the Ditch-12.

 IRS Scam Calls – 

Taxpayers should be aware that aggressive criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing your money or personal information.  The tax filing season is a prime time for phone scams because people are thinking about taxes.  Here are some tell-tale signs of a tax scam along with actions taxpayers can take if they receive a scam call.

The IRS Will Never

  • Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer.  Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes.
  • Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested for not paying.
  • Demand that taxes be paid without giving taxpayers the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.
  • Call out of the blue about an unexpected tax refund.

Taxpayers who receive these phone calls should:

Yours in Public Safety

 Sheriff Tom Reich

 

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