Phone Scam

(Osakis, MN)  The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Osakis Police Department have received complaints of a phone scam. In each case the suspect would call identifying themselves as someone with the IRS. This person would claim there is some form of outstanding debt, and if not taken care of immediately it would result in a lawsuit. Both cases have been found to be fraudulent.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reminds everyone to never give out personal information over the phone. If you receive a suspicious phone call, contact your local police department or sheriff's office prior to giving out any personal information.