MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Police Department would like to remind residents to be aware of IRS Tax scams. We are concerned that there are residents who may fall victim to this scam and we do not want to see this happen to any of our residents. We have received reports from residents in the past. The following is information provided by the IRS.
The IRS imposter scam:
What is it?
An intimidating and sophisticated phone scam, callers claim to be IRS employees, and say you owe taxes. They might also:
- threaten to arrest or deport you if you don't pay,
- know all or part of your Social Security number,
- rig caller ID to make it look like the call is from the IRS, or
- tell you to put the money on a prepaid debit card and tell them the card number.
What to do?
Know that the IRS does NOT:
- call to demand immediate payment about taxes owed without first sending you a notification by mail,
- ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone,
- threaten to bring in local police or other law enforcement to arrest you for nonpayment.
If you have any doubts, call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040.
Or, if you've spotted a scam or think you may have been scammed, call the helpline at 877-908-3360 for advice and guidance.
If anyone receives these calls of falls victim to this scam please call and report this to the Montville Township Police Department, 973-257-4300.