Fostoria Residents Targeted By Phone Scam

2/19/18 – 5:21 A.M.

The Fostoria Police Department is warning area residents about a phone scam. A post on the department’s Facebook page says several people got phone calls from people claiming to represent the IRS late last week. The caller tells the potential victim that they owe money, and if the target doesn’t pay they can face arrest.

The call is a scam. The IRS does not call taxpayers.

The police statement also reminds residents that the IRS is not coming to arrest anyone who doesn’t respond to the calls.