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Cross County Sheriff's Office warns residents about phone scams

CROSS COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The Cross County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about 3 different phone scam that have hit their area recently.

In a press release Wednesday, the department said there have been several complaints of people receiving calls from the IRS.

The number that the calls are coming in from is (202) 241-8602.

According to the sheriff’s office, the callers have been saying that residents owe back taxes and ask for personal information.

If you refuse to give the information to them, then the caller threatens that police will show up at your house to arrest you.

The department wants to remind citizens that the IRS will not ask for information on the phone.

The sheriff’s office has also received complains of someone calling and claiming they are with Publisher’s Clearing House and you have won several thousand dollars.

The only catch is that you have to send them a processing fee in order to get the money.

This is also a scam and you should not give out any personal information.

The third call that the Cross County Sheriff’s Office is warning about comes from a person who claims they are with Entergy.

Several businesses, as well as residents in the area, have received this call.

The caller says they are an Entergy employee and that your utilities are about to be shut off for nonpayment.

They threaten that if you don’t pay the amount due over the phone, the utilities will be shut off immediately.

The telephone number that this call has been coming from is (501) 476-0112.

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