Police Department

110 South Main Street

Springville, UT 84663

 

(801) 489-9421

Emergency - Dial 911

 

police@springville.org

Crime Prevention Tips

The Springville Police Department urges its citizens to be alert of IRS phone 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!

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.
  • Ask for your social security number or personal information

If you have any questions you may contact:

Springville Police Department

(801) 489-9421

Treasury Inspector General

IRS Scam Reporting
1-800-366-4484

Federal Trade Commission

Complaint Assistance

To learn more about IRS scams from around the nation, follow the links below.

IRS Issues Warning ABC News
IRS Warns of Top Three Tax Scams