Senior Citizen Scams Release Date: August 31, 2016
All Senior Citizens Beware!
There has been an increase of phone scams against our senior citizens in town. One in particular involves a call from a fake phone number of a person stating they are with the I.R.S. or some other Government agency threatening to arrest you for failing to pay your taxes.
The I.R.S. will never:
Call about money owed without first sending a bill.
Demand immediate payment over the phone.
Demand payment without allowing you to question or appeal the amount.
Ask for your bank account or credit card information.
Require that you pay taxes in a certain manner, like with a prepaid debit card.
Threaten to send the police to arrest you.
The Cresskill Police would like to warn our citizens not to fall prey to these scams.
If you do receive one of these calls:
Don't talk to the caller or give out any information.
Hang up immediately.
Report the call to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, either online at I.R.S. Impersonation Scam Reporting or by phone at 800-366-4484.
Report the call to the Federal Trade Commission using the F.T.C. Complaint Assistant online.