DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury Police are warning residents to be on the alert for IRS scams during the tax season.
The department reported it has seen an increase of victims reporting phone calls from the “IRS” – Internal Revenue Service. The callers are informing the victims that the “IRS” has a warrant for their arrest. That if the victim pays the “IRS” that it will remove the warrant.
Remember the IRS will never:
- Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill. All initial contact by the IRS will be via mail.
- Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
- Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card or I-Tunes Gift Cards.
- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
- Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you
- arrested for not paying.
If you receive a similar phone call, DO NOT give any personal information. Report the phone call to the following: https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtm or call 1-800- 366-4484.