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UPD: Scam Warning

Apr 03, 2015 11:26AM ● Published by City of Taylorsville

The Unified Police Department (UPD) wants the public to be aware of a scam that we are receiving complaints about.

A suspect is calling victims indicating that they are with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and that they owe back taxes. The suspect is telling the victims that if they do not pay immediately they are sending the police over to arrest them.

The suspect tells the victim to go put money on a pre-paid debit/credit card and then give them the card number. The suspect also tells the victim they have a warrant for their arrest and need to pay that fine as well. Both transactions are requested to be paid through the pre-paid debit/credit card.

We want to remind the public that fines for warrants are taken through the respective courts and not over the phone. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and telling you that you owe back taxes, we recommend that you hang up and call the IRS yourself to verify.

If you receive a phone call similar to this, please contact your local law enforcement agency to report it.   
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