Methuen Police Advise all Citizens to BEWARE of IRS Phone Scams

Chief Solomon and the Methuen Police department warn all followers and their friends and family that with tax season, IRS scams are on the rise causing citizens emotional and potentially financial grief.


THE IRS WILL NEVER CALL YOU AND DEMAND IMMEDIATE PAYMENT, NOR WILL THE AGENCY CALL ABOUT TAXES OWED WITHOUT FIRST HAVING MAILED YOU A BILL. THEY WILL ALSO NEVER ASK FOR CREDIT OR DEBIT NUMBERS OVER THE PHONE.

How can YOU prevent a scammer from getting the best of you?

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here’s what you should do:

If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do:
1.) Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.

2.) Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page. You can also call 800-366-4484.

3.) Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov.

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If you know you owe, or think you may owe tax:
Call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you.