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Orangetown Police Issue IRS Phone Scam Warning

Orangetown police have issued a warning about an IRS impersonator scam.
Orangetown police have issued a warning about an IRS impersonator scam. Photo Credit: flickr

ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- The Orangetown Police Department has issued a warning on the rise of IRS impersonation phone scams.

Scammers demand cash payments for allegedly unpaid taxes via prepaid debit cards, money orders or wire transfers.

The Internal Revenue Service first contacts taxpayers by mail in regard to owed taxes. The agency would never ask for payments using a prepaid debit card, money order or wire transfer.

People suspecting they may have been the victim of such a scam are asked to file a report online with the Treasury inspector general for tax administration or call the agency at 800-366-4484.

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