Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn is warning citizens:
In the last few days, a number of citizens have received letters that appear to be from the IRS. These letters are requesting from citizens that an audit has been completed and that inconsistencies have been found in previously filed returns.
The letter then directs them to purchase a blank money order for $5,000 money order and return it to the IRS within 10 days in the enclosed envelope addressed to the Finance Department in Houston, Texas. Do not send any money to them using this envelope. This is a scam.
We’ve also had a number of phone scams from people claiming to be the IRS and asking for credit information or bank information. This too is a scam. Ask them to quit calling and hang up. Don’t become a victim.
Sheriff Troy Dunn – Rice County Sheriff’s Office