They’re at it again. Scammers pretending to be with the IRS are victimizing many across the United States, including Mukilteo. The Mukilteo Police Department has taken many reports recently, with residents noting that they were threatened with arrest, getting their driver’s licenses revoked, and having their utilities shut off and more, if they did not immediately pay a fine. Officer Davis of the Department said residents were told to purchase pre-paid credit cards and provide credit card information.
Scammers are able to alter ID numbers, making it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and leave urgent call back messages. Due to an increase in scam phone calls, the IRS has issued a consumer alert to remind tax payers to guard against all sorts of con games. Scammers may have SOME of your personal information such as the last four digits of your social security number, your birth date, or personal information. Do not release anything (else) to them. For more information: www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.
Excerpted from the Mukilteo Beacon