August 27, 2014 at 9:56 PM
MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris Township Police Department has issued a warning to all residents making them aware of a phone scam that is hitting locally and continuing nationwide. Scammers are posing as IRS agents and calling residents at home demanding payment.
The IRS has clearly stated that they do not call residents at their home.
The caller will tell victims that they owe money and that the payment must be received immediately. The IRS "will never ask for a credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the phone. The IRS will never insist that a specific payment method be used. "
Commissioner John Koskinen stated that "taxpayers should remember that the first contact with the IRS will not be a call from out of the blue, but through official correspondence sent through the mail."
If a person receives a call and they do owe back taxes, residents are urged to call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
If a person recieves a call and they do not owe taxes, residents are urged to call the TIGTA at 1-800-366-4484.
For more information or to report a scam, go to www.irs.gov