Sheriff warns of IRS scam

After receiving multiple complaints, Sheriff Mike Smith would like to warn Knox County residents of a phone scam that is currently circulating. The caller states that they are from the IRS and is wanting to collect taxes that are owed by the individual. The caller then states that if the money is not paid they will be arrested. Please be advised that this is a scam. Always use caution before giving any type of payment over the telephone without first verifying that the payment is being made to a legitimate source. The numbers that have been reported to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is 509-980-0341 and 425-320-4801. If you receieve a similiar call from a different number feel free to report it to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 546-3181.