Saratoga Sheriffs warn residents of phone scheme

SARATOGA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Saratoga Sheriff’s Office says they have been receiving complaints of unknown callers identifying themselves as members of the department.

Sheriff’s say the person making the phone calls threatens an arrest in attempt to persuade people to pay unpaid tax bills. In some cases the Sheriff’s administrative line, (518)-885-6761 has been “spoofed”.

Officials say if you happen to receive a call like this, hang up and call the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office is not an agent for the Internal Revenue Service and will never accept any form of payment over the phone.

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