Guilford Police warn about IRS scams

(AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

GUILFORD, Conn. (WTNH)  –  During this tax season the Guilford Police Department is warning residents to be on alert for scammers claiming to be from the IRS.   The department has received several complaints about such scams in recent days.

Police say the scammers call people claiming to be law enforcement officers from the Internal Revenue Service and demand payment by money or gift card for a tax issue.   The callers, usually with foreign accents, threaten to have people arrested if they do not pay.

Police say the IRS will not contact anyone by phone about a tax issue or payment.   Police say anyone receiving such calls should not give out any personal information and contact the police department.

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