Police say be on alert for IRS phone scam

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Saturday, June 20 2015 Jun 20, 2015 Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:55:00 AM CDT June 20, 2015 in News
By: Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

CAMDENTON - Camdenton police are warning people to be aware of an IRS phone scam.

Police said an automated caller has been contacting people and saying there is a pending lawsuit against them when there really isn't.

Police said the IRS will never try to contact a taxpayer over the phone. Police warn the caller might keep calling and leaving harassing messages threatening to call the police if a payment isn't made. Police said don't believe the threat even if the caller provides a Badge Identification Number.

Police said people should call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 if they think they owe taxes, and the IRS will help with a payment issue. Police also said if people receive a call from the IRS and don't think they owe money, to report the call to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484 or on its website.

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