Scam artists claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service continue to try and defraud Dublin residents out of money. In the last week of March alone, at least three Dublin residents received phone calls from a caller claiming they owed the federal government money. These latest victims bring the City’s total to nine Dublin residents who have been targeted this way. Police suspect there could be even more victims.
Police want residents to be aware of this scam and the methods these criminals are using:
- The scam artists often target residents whose last names may indicate a foreign nationality.
- Residents are told unless the money is paid right away, they will be arrested.
- The callers often ask for payment to be made with “Green Dot” pack cards which makes the money difficult to track.
If anyone in Dublin receives such calls, or if anyone notices suspicious activity, please contact the Dublin Division of Police at 614.889.1112.
The IRS also offers tips on their website and notes that they never phone taxpayers about delinquent taxes; notices are sent by mail. For more information from the IRS go to http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Warns-of-Phone-Scam
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