IRS scam surfaces again

Deputies are reminding people about an ongoing scam that claims to be related to the Internal Revenue Service.

Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox says that a deputy took a report yesterday from a person who had received a call from a scammer who claimed to be from the IRS and also claimed that the would-be victim owed back taxes. If those taxes weren’t paid immediately, the victim would have been arrested, the caller warned.

But the resident realized the call was a scam and hung up.

Deputies say the caller appeared to be calling from the 317 area code.