Richland police warn about IRS scam

Tri-City HeraldApril 14, 2014 

— Multiple Richland residents have contacted police about a scam involving callers pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

Citizens received calls asking them to contact the number 585-444-7053 ext. 2, police said. Callers are then forwarded to a voice recording, which ask them to leave their name and phone number.

A person then calls back and requests personal information, police said. The scam is common and is nationwide.

Police are asking anyone who receives a call from the number not to call it back.

For more information visit www.irs.gov/uac/IRS-Wants-You-to-Know-About-Schemes-Scams-and-Cons.

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