A resident in Marion reported receiving a call from someone who claimed to be with the Marion City Income Tax Department.
The caller ID read “Marion City Hall” and the phone number was an Auditor’s office number.
The caller said the homeowner owed back taxes and needed to pay by PayPal or Google cards.
He said that the Marion Police Department was already aware and that warrants would be issued.
While the Auditor’s will call residents from time to time, it is somewhat rare as most correspondence will be by mail.
They do not ask for payment by PayPal of Google cards either.
If you receive a scam call, hang up immediately and don’t provide any personal information.
You can call the Tax Department office to verify if it was a legitimate call.