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Posted on: December 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] IRS Phone Scam

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The Pontiac Police Department has received numerous reports about residents getting a call from the IRS. This is a scam. Please do not give any credence to the call. Just hang up. We are aware of this scam and are confident that many more during the holiday season will continue. The IRS has information on the scam on their site linked below. Please contact your family and friends who could be confused about the call.
From the IRS:
Note that the IRS will never: 1) call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill; 2) demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; 3) require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card; 4) ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or 5) threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
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IRS website
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