Thursday, April 14, 2016

Connellsville Police warn of IRS scam

Tax season may nearly be over, but that doesn't stop scammers!

The Connellsville Police--though I can't imagine this scam is limited to Connellsville--have posted about a tax scam making the rounds, in which residents have received calls from people claiming to be the IRS, saying that they may be subject to a lawsuit/charges/warrant if they don't call a certain phone number. These calls aren't legit. Not only are they not from the IRS, but the IRS will never convey such information over the phone. In fact, as a general rule, almost no government agencies will, as with most businesses, and you should never give out any personal information or online.

If you receive such a call, the police advise you to simply ignore it. You can report it if you want.

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