MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - The Murray Police Department wishes to warn the public that it has been receiving several reports regarding a possible IRS scam.
Police report citizens have been getting phone calls from people claiming to be with the IRS. The callers claim to work for the IRS and demands that a bill be paid. The following information is also available on the IRS website.
Police say there are some tips to know if your being scammed or not.
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.
- Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page. You can also call 800-366-4484.
- Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes.
If you know you owe, or think you may owe tax:
- Call the IRS at 800-829-1040
For further information, please contact Sgt. Brant A. Shutt with the Murray Police Department at (270)-753-1621.