Local city, county police warn of scam

Updated: December 22, 2017

Special to the Little River News

The Ashdown Police Department and Little River County Sheriff’s Department have received multiple complaints regarding scams.

Citizens have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be the “IRS” in reference to delinquent taxes and warrants for their arrest if they do not send them money. The “IRS” WILL NOT contact you by phone to collect money. They will send a certified letter in the mail.

If you receive these calls the person on the phone will often state that he or she is an IRS Agent and will give a fake badge number. They will also state the local law enforcement will arrest you if you do not pay these fees. Most scams ask you to send money by purchasing a Green Dot card and having you put the money on the card and scratching off the number on the back of the card.

Please disregard these phone calls and DO NOT send them any money. The IRS has recently done a press release on this matter that is posted on their website.

If you receive these calls you may contact the IRS by phone at 1-800-366-4484 to report the incident.