Jasper Police Warn Of Latest Scam In Area

JASPER (NNDC) – The Jasper Police department says its has received several reports of a possible scam using┬áthe Internal Revenue Service as its hook.

JPD says local citizens have been contacted by caller telling them they are several years behind on paying their taxes and were given a number to call to take care of those back taxes.

Jasper police say the IRS does not call asking for money, nor will it send an email asking for money.

JPD also says the IRS will never demand to be paid over the phone nor ask someone for debit or credit card information over phone.

The IRS will also never threaten citizens with police action.

JPD says if you receive one of these scam calls, DO NOT give out any personal information!

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