MARSHALL, Mo. (Press Release)- The Marshall Police Department released a warning on their Facebook page that citizens of Marshall have reported receiving telephone calls from persons saying they represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

According to their report, these individuals are threatening citizens by telling them they are going to be sued by the IRS for a past debt. The caller then provides a telephone number for the citizen to contact to make payment arrangements so they will not have to go to court.

The caller also states if you do not comply a law suit would be filed and an arrest warrant would be forwarded to the local police department which would result in their properties, social security benefits and bank accounts would be frozen by the government.

The following information is encouraged to be utilized by the Marshall Police Department: The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, bancaks or other financial accounts.

Should you receive a call or email and believe it to be a scam please do the following: Record the employee’s name, badge number, call back number and caller ID if available. Call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is an IRS employee with a legitimate need to contact you. If the person calling you is an IRS employee, call them back.

If the person is not an employee report the incident to the IRS at [email protected] (Subject: IRS Phone Scam or IRS Email Scam)

For further assistance please contact the Marshall Police Department at (660)-886-7411.