Beware of Tax Scams
With tax season upon us, the Burnsville Police Department is experiencing an increase in reports of fraudulent calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). While these calls do not originate from the IRS, the caller claims to be an employee or representing the IRS and will tell the victims that they were audited and owe back taxes. Additionally, the caller sometimes states that there is a warrant for the victim’s arrest or their assets will be seized.
Below are indicators the call is a scam/fraudulent:
If the Internal Revenue Service is legitimately trying to reach you, they will send you a letter through the U.S. Postal Service asking you to set up an appointment to speak with an auditor. Additionally, an IRS agent will not call you to inform you they are coming to your house to arrest you on a warrant.
If you believe you have been targeted by an IRS scam please contact:
1-800-366-4484 or 1-800-589-3718 (after hours)
Learn more about scams and how to protect your identity at www.burnsville.org/identitytheft.
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