Area police warn of IRS phone scam

Area police warn of IRS phone scam

Law enforcement around the area have seen a spike in IRS telephone scam calls.

According to the Flower Mound Police Department, their agency hasn’t taken many reports of this, they have provided the details on potential scammers:

Scam suspects are:
• Targeting residents and claiming to be IRS representatives demanding payment of a bogus tax bill.
• Suspects may leave urgent voicemails using “robo-calls” or via email.
• Suspects often use threats and intimidation to obtain compliance.
• Suspects may use bogus “badge numbers” or fake IRS titles to sound legitimate.
• Suspects may have victim’s name, address, and/or other personal information.
• Caller ID can be tricked to identify the caller as actual IRS agency.

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