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Southampton Town Police are alerting the public regarding an IRS Phone Scam. Subjects are contacting people stating there is a warrant for their arrest due to back taxes owed. The public is urged NOT to send any wire transfers, western union checks, or purchase any green dot cards. The public should know the following:
THE IRS WILL NOT:
If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here’s what you should do:
Remember, too, the IRS does not use email, text messages or any social media to discuss your personal tax issue. For more information on reporting tax scams, go to www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.
Additional information about tax scams is available on IRS social media sites, including YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/irsvideos and Tumblrhttp://internalrevenueservice.tumblr.com, where people can search “scam” to find all the scam-related posts.
If you have any questions ask for a contact number and a name from the subject and call your local law enforcement agency to advised them of the scam, DO NOT SEND MONEY!
Sergeant Susan C. Ralph, #36Southampton Town Police Department110 Old Riverhead RdHampton Bays, NY 11946email: Sralph@southamptontownny.gov
Tel: 631-702-2247 Fax: 631-728-5440