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110 South Main Street

Springville, UT 84663

 

(801) 489-9421

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police@springville.org

Crime Prevention Tips

Telephone Scams Increase in Utah

Springville Residents Report IRS Scam Calls

The Springville Police Department urges its citizens to be alert of the recent IRS telephone scams. Citizens are being contacted by people posing as IRS agents trying to trick them out of their money or personal information. They tell people they have a tax bill and demand that it must be payed immediately. People are told to send cash through a pre-paid debit card, wire transfer or to give personal identification information. These callers use threats to send police to homes to arrest people or that their driver’s license will be revoked if the bill is not paid. These calls are a scam and the people calling you are criminals!

Remember, the IRS will not:

  • Call and demand immediate payment. They will first send you a bill in the mail.
  • Demand you pay taxes without allowing you to question or appeal the amount owed.
  • Tell you how to pay the tax bill.
  • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the telephone.
  • Threaten to send police or other agencies to arrest people for not paying the tax bill.
  • Won’t ask for social security number or personal information

Never give any information to an unknown caller. Hang up immediately. If you receive any telephone calls from a person posing as an IRS agent hang up immediately.
If you have any questions you may contact:

  • Springville Police Department for assistance (801) 489-941
  • Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to report the call. Click here to use the “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page (The link will open a new window on your browser.), or type in this URL in your browser: https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml
  • If you are not comfortable using the internet to file the report, you may call 1-800-366-4484
  • Report the call to the Federal Trade Commission. Click here to use the “FTC Complaint Assistance” (The link will open a new window on your browser.) or type in the following URL in your browser:  https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#&panel1-1 then add “IRS Telephone Scam” and the telephone number you were contacted from in the notes.

To learn more about IRS scams from around the nation, click on the links below. Each of these links will open a new window on your browser:

IRS Issues Warning ABC News

IRS Warns of Top Three Tax Scams