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Mason City police warn of scam IRS calls


This news story was published on September 21, 2016.
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scam-alertMASON CITY – Mason City police are warning citizens of scam calls once again fraudsters posing as the IRS.

According to a statement from the  MCPD:

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been hearing (and receiving ourselves) scam phone calls from an automated female voice that claims to be calling on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service. The phone numbers we have heard about so far, show that they may be from from Sacramento, CA; Fillmore, CA; and Boone, IA.

If you receive these messages, please hang up. You may also comment on this post with the phone number and location it was from to alert others. Remember that legitimate business with the IRS will usually come in the form of written correspondence. It may also come through the person who you hired to complete and file your tax return.

Don’t give sensitive personal information over the phone when you are uncertain who is on the other end of the line. Take steps to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

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5 Responses to Mason City police warn of scam IRS calls

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 22, 2016 at 8:10 am

    The IRS chief who is currently on impeachment charges for targeting white minority churches just did Trump a huge favor as the TEA PARTY ENDORSED DONALD TRUMP THIS MORNING -saying Clinton only wants to grow government and cannot be trusted . — HOO RAA ! Millions more votes for the good guy.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 22, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I totally agree! The IRS is a scam .

  3. Tax payer Reply Report comment

    September 21, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I received this same scam call, on my cell phone, from an “IRS” agent stating a lawsuit has been filed against me. I was to press ‘5’, too, but I knew it was a scam as I had similar calls on my landline. I also get multiple calls on a weekly basis from a company wanting to ‘combine my credit card debt’…..this shows up on my caller ID as a local phone number, most recently MC Sports. Too bad some folks are gullible with these calls.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 21, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    347-773-4606 was the #

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 21, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Got a lot of calls on voicemail not sure the same,but they say press 5 for legal options,ya right don’t answer let go to voicemail.Zip code seems to come from New York area.What scumags so much for dnc list,doesn’t seem to stop this type of stuff.Everyone beware,headsup you want to keep them out of your wallets