Police in Avon warning residents about fake IRS phone calls

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AVON, Conn. (WTNH) — The Avon Police Department wants to warn residents about fake phone calls claiming to be the Internal Revenue Service.

The scammers tell potential victims that they owe money and if they do not pay immediately they will get arrested by the FBI or local police.

Police want to remind you the FBI, the IRS, and other government agencies do not call people on the phone or send emails to demand money or threaten to arrest you.

Remember never wire money to someone you do not know. You should hang up the phone if you receive this type of phone call.

The IRS will always send taxpayers a written notification of any tax due through the mail. You can contact the IRS at (800) 829-1040.

If you’ve been targeted by this scam, you should file a consumer complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. If you have anymore questions, you can contact the Avon Police Department at (860) 409-4200.

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