Refugio Sheriff’s Office warns residents of IRS,Social Security scam

The Refugio County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about an IRS and Social Security scam.

Scammers are calling, claiming to be government officers, and requesting payment or risk penalty.

The Sheriff’s office says multiple residents have recently fallen victim to the scam.

Neither office will call you directly asking for payment.

If you get a call like this, they advise that you hang up the phone and contact authorities.