Police alert villagers to scam calls
- Published: November 23, 2015
The threatening phone calls that some villagers are receiving from a speaker who identifies himself as from the Internal Revenue Service are a scam and should be ignored, according to Yellow Springs Police Chief David Hale on Monday, November 23.
“Either hang up on the caller or just ignore the call completely,” Chief David Hale stated in an email.
The caller states that he is making the call as part of an IRS enforcement action and that ignoring the call is a federal offense. He further states that the person receiving the call should contact 352-561-2042 to remedy the situation.
Again, villagers should ignore these calls.
UPDATE — Dec. 8, 2015:
The YSPD has reported that another local resident has received a scam telephone call.
This caller identified himself as “Robert Watson,” claiming to represent the “tax audit department” of the IRS. He threatened a lawsuit and legal charges against the resident for tax fraud.
The YSPD would like to reassure any residents who receive this or similar calls that the IRS will not contact citizens by telephone, and any such call is a scam.