Telephone Scam Warning

Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of an ongoing telephone scam. A Kingman resident reported receiving a telephone call from a person from the IRS. The IRS representative informed them that they have an arrest warrant and the warrant must be paid today otherwise Sheriff Jim McCabe would be at their residence to arrest them.

The IRS representative strongly urges the person to pay over the phone with a credit card.

In this case the person hung up on the scammer. The IRS and the Sheriff’s Office do not conduct business by calling people with outstanding warrants. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people to not give personal information over the phone or the internet. Often scammers are fishing for personal information to gain access into your financial accounts. Also, be cautious about scammers urging people to purchase green dot cards. This is another method scammers utilize to deceive you and get your money.

This incident is a scam and the Sheriff’s Office would like to caution residents. If you suspect fraud, contact your local law enforcement office.