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IRS TAX SCAM ALERT-

IRS TAX SCAM ALERT-

IRS TAX SCAM ALERT-

The Fullerton Police Department has received multiple calls of residents and community members receiving threatening calls by person(s) claiming to be from the IRS and demanding personal information. We join with the IRS in our desire to not see you scammed by these imposters. The Fullerton Police Department and the IRS would like to remind you of the following:

The IRS will not:

  • Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.

  • Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.

  • Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card.

  • Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

  • Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.

    If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do:

  • Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.

  • Report the fraud or suspicious activity by visiting https://www.irs.gov and selecting the drop-down under “Help & Resources”

  • If you know you owe, or think you may owe tax:

  • Call the IRS at 800-829-1040.

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