SANATOGA PA – As the public prepares for the final week of the 2016 income tax filing season, the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department re-issued a warning: watch out for bad guys.
Tax scam artists “will be at it,” police predicted, with a wide range of scams featuring the dreaded words “Internal Revenue Service” linked with urgent, insistent demands to pay money to or buy gift cards for some unseen voice over the phone or by e-mail. “Be aware that we already have received complaints of this type activity,” the department reported Friday (April 7, 2017) on its Facebook page, with strangers “threatening you to pay fines for unpaid taxes and the like.”
If the IRS or other taxing entity has a problem with a taxpayer, it reminded, “they will legitimately contact you in person or via mail.”
“Don’t fall victim,” the department urged: “If in doubt, contact us before sending any money to anyone.” The police department can be called at 610-326-1508.
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