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East Fishkill Police Issue IRS Scam Warning

The East Fushkill Police Department has issued a warning about IRS scams.
The East Fushkill Police Department has issued a warning about IRS scams. Photo Credit: FIle

EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. -- The East Fishkill Police Department has received numerous calls from residents about scammers claiming to be from the IRS.

The scammers call victims in an attempt to intimidate them into giving them money with threats of arrests, a revoked license or deportation. 

Some scammers will give the victim an actual IRS address to send a payment receipt or will use email containing a fake IRS document with a phone number or an email address. They sometimes use official IRS letterhead in emails. 

Scammers often use caller ID spoofing to appear as if they are calling from the IRS or other agency. 

The IRS would never call someone for information or to collect tax debts, nor would they deny someone the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.

Residents should not give out any information and immediately terminate the call. 

Scam calls should be reported to he Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml or by calling 800-366-4484.

The fraudulent calls can also be reported to the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov.

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