IRS Phone Scam
The IRS continues to repeat warnings about phone scams. In recent months, numerous Township residents have experienced high levels of phone scams where your caller ID and caller indicate they are from the IRS. The IRS, along with this Police Department encourages taxpayers to be vigilant and follow these guidelines if contacted.
If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should KNOW:
• The IRS will never ask for credit card, debit card or prepaid card info over the telephone
• The IRS will never request immediate payment over the phone.
If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should DO:
• Hang up immediately! The IRS does not call people “out of the blue”, but via official correspondence sent through the mail.
• The IRS does not operate through angry, threatening phone calls urging immediate payment.
Other characteristics of these scams are:
• Scammers use fake names and IRS Badge numbers to identify themselves
• Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of your Social Security
• Scammers spoof the IRS phone number to appear as such on your caller ID
• Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails as a follow up to the calls
• Victims will hear background noise of other calls to mimic a call site
• Scammers will threaten victims with jail time, driver’s license revocation, etc.
• Scammers will often hang up and call back pretending to be local police.
The Conewago Township Police Department asks all residents to be vigilant against these calls and other unrelated scams such as lottery sweepstakes or solicitation for any debt relief.
As always the Conewago Township Police Department is available 24/7 for your protection and we are grateful to be in conjunction with the Neighborhood Watch Program to ensure the safest of communities.
Any questions or concerns regarding this matter please contact us at (717) 637-0411 x 309 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.orgReturn to Police Department Page