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McLean Warns of IRS Phone Scam


Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean is warning that someone claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service called a local resident twice on Thursday. The caller told the resident to call a toll-free number immediately, or they would be arrested by Sheriff’s deputies. McLean says the Sheriff’s Department is not serving any warrants for the IRS, and that the IRS doesn’t do business that way. If you receive such a phone call, do not call the toll-free number, and do not give out any personal information. Do call the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, or your local police.

Earlier this week, Upper Peninsula Power Company warned customers of a scam in which a caller posing as one of its representatives threatened to cut off electrical service for non-payment, unless the customer offered up a credit card or bank account number.

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