South Windsor police warn residents of IRS phone scam

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) – South Windsor police are warning residents after a number of reports about about IRS phone scams. Police say residents are reporting getting those calls on both their home and cell phones.
Police say anyone who gets a phone call they think is a scam should hang up immediately. The IRS also offers the following tips, to remember the IRS will never…
1-Call to demand immediate payment, nor will we call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
2-Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
3-Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
4-Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
5-Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

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