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.
 

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s