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IRS Scam Warning for Montville Residents

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Police Department is asking all residents be aware that a person is calling area residents claiming to be from the IRS. The caller is requesting that the victim send money to the IRS or they will be subject to either a fine or arrest.    
 
Lt. Andrew Caggiano of the Montville Township Police Department is urging residents not to send money in response to these calls or provide the caller with any personal information. Caggiano said the police department received reports from five residents since Jan. 25, 2016 with some of these reports representing the caller is automated and asks you to call 1-240-581-5881 or face court action.

The police department provided these tips for residents:  

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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 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (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.

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