SCAM ALERT! IRS scam going around Bay County

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - SCAM ALERT!
The Bay County Sheriff's Office issued a Scam Alert Wednesday about the IRS Scams in Bay County.

The BCSO Financial Crimes Unit wants you to know the IRS will never call a person and demand they pay their taxes using any type of gift card. They also say no credible business will ask for payment of debt by using iTunes, Apple, or any gift card.

Investigators say never give away the transaction number to a gift card to someone you don't know. This allows that person to access the cash value of the card.

For more information about scams happening in our area and what you can do about them, tune in to NewsChannel 7 at 11 every Monday when we speak to our Crime and Safety Consultant Paul Vecker.