Scams and Identity Theft are on the rise.
Every day we hear of another data breach. With the 2015 tax season fast approaching, police warn of tax scams and increased calls from the ‘IRS’
that prey on the elderly and those whose first language is not English.
These are threatening calls by scam artists using fake names and IRS badge numbers and phone numbers that appear to be from the IRS. The calls are high pressure indicating arrest, prosecution and jail time if immediate payment isn’t made. Don’t be fooled ~ this is a scam!
State Police provide some tips on how to protect yourself against these telephone scam artists.
According to police, the IRS will never:
The Treasury Inspector General
states if you feel you are a target for a potential phone scam
, know your rights and take the following steps:
Be vigilant, be alert and don’t fall prey to scammers!