Truro Police Department

344 Route 6 / P.O. Box 995 / Truro, Massachusetts / 02666

phone (508) 487-8730 / fax (508) 487-8736

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IRS SCAM WARNING

The Truro Police Department would like to warn its citizens to guard themselves against potential telephone scams.  Recently the IRS calling to inform you that you owe money is very popular.  Here is information from the IRS website on how to protect yourself.

Scammers make unsolicited calls.  Thieves call taxpayers claiming to be IRS officials. They demand that the victim pay a bogus tax bill. They con the victim into sending cash, usually through a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. They may also leave urgent callback requests through phone robo-calls or via phishing email.

Callers try to scare their victims.  Many phone scams use threats to intimidate and bully a victim into paying. They may even threaten to arrest, deport or revoke the license of their victim if they don't get the money.

Scams use caller ID spoofing.  Scammers often alter caller ID to make it look like the IRS or another agency is calling. The callers use IRS titles and fake badge numbers to appear legitimate. They may use the victim's name, address and other personal information to make the call sound official.

Cons try new tricks all the time.  Some schemes provide an actual IRS address where they tell the victim to mail a receipt for the payment they make. Others use emails that contain a fake IRS document with a phone number or an email address for a reply. These scams often use official IRS letterhead in emails or regular mail that they send to their victims. They try these ploys to make the ruse look official.

The IRS will not:

-Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.

-Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.

-Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card.

-Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

-Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.

 

 

 

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      Truro Police Department

      344 Route 6

      P.O. Box 995

      Truro, Massachusetts 02666

      (508) 487-8730

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Crime prevention cannot be achieved by the police alone.  Professional law enforcement officers must work hand-in-hand with the public to fight crime and neighborhood disorder throughout our communities. So, we depend heavily on your assistance in reporting crimes to the police.

If you have information regarding a crime and would like to report this information to the Truro Police Department,  please call or send an email to our detective division.   Your tip will be completely anonymous.  We do not track or collect any information not submitted within the email.

508-487-8733 ext 140

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tips@truropolice.org

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Tuesday February 09, 2016

 

 

 

           

        

 

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