The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a telephone scam that has been reported in the area. The Black Hawk County Communications Center has received over 50 calls from area residents stating they received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The message states that the IRS is filing a lawsuit against that person and they are asked to call a phone number. One particular number was 719-201-6296. Once the person calls that number they are asked for their name, birthdate and the last four numbers of their social security number.
The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office encourages the public not to give out their personal information and that these phone calls are nothing more than a scam.