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 As we approach the tax season in 2016, the SMPD reminds residents to be aware of scam artists posing as IRS agents over the telephone or via a “phishing” email with the intent on stealing your money and/or your identity. Please note that the IRS will never contact you on the telephone or via email about taxes owed to them unless they first mail you a bill. Nor will they ask for you for any credit card information over the phone or email. If you receive such as call, hang up and call the IRS to report the incident. Attached below is an article from the IRS warning consumers of the various scams and how to report any suspicious activity whether it is a phone call or an email. If unsure, please feel free to contact the SMPD at 768-8060 and ask to speak with an officer to discuss your concerns.
https://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Phone-Scams-Continue-to-be-a-Serious-Threat,-Remain-on-IRS-Dirty-Dozen-List-of-Tax-Scams-for-the-2016-Filing-Season

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