Overall Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 815 calls for service. Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas: Traffic Stops-248, Suspicious Situation/Subject/Vehicle-34, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assist-33, Shoplifting Complaints-27, Property Damage Crashes-22, Check Well Beings-22, Alarms-19, Traffic Violations-18, Traffic Hazards-16, Domestic Disputes-15, Property Damage Hit and Run-14, Vacation Checks-14, Personal Injury Crashes-13, Car/Deer Accidents-13, Larcenies-12, Car in the Ditch-12.
IRS Scam Calls –
Taxpayers should be aware that aggressive criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing your money or personal information. The tax filing season is a prime time for phone scams because people are thinking about taxes. Here are some tell-tale signs of a tax scam along with actions taxpayers can take if they receive a scam call.
The IRS Will Never:
- Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes.
- Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested for not paying.
- Demand that taxes be paid without giving taxpayers the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.
- Call out of the blue about an unexpected tax refund.
Taxpayers who receive these phone calls should:
Yours in Public Safety
Sheriff Tom Reich