IRS Scam

I would like everyone to be aware of an IRS scam that is going on out there in our communities via phone communications.

Someone will contact you, usually of Indian descent, and advise you that you owe the IRS money. You will find that if you question the validity of their claim they become disrespectful. If you entertain them they will encouragingly walk you through how to make payment over the phone.

 

I will tell you that this is a scam. The IRS will not communicate with you by phone, nor will they send municipal Police Departments, nor County, nor State, to your residence to arrest you for failing to make payment. The real IRS ┬áis looking into this fraudulent scam at this time so please, if you have any doubts as to whom you are speaking to on the phone and it is someone or some entity attempting to get money from you, contact your Police Department and we can look into the matter for you so that you don’t become a victim.

 

Chief Scott Pinson

Lisbon Police Department

603-838-6712 or 5093