Monday
March
02
2015
6:04 am
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
San Bruno police warn of IRS phone scam
June 25, 2014, 05:00 AM

San Bruno police are investigating a scam in which a person or persons posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent calls victims and tells them they owe large sums of money to the agency.

According to police, the persistent callers tell their victims that if they do not pay the amount owed to the IRS immediately, they will be arrested by sheriff’s deputies.

Victims are told that to avoid arrest, they are to immediately process payments over the phone via a wire transfer or pre-loaded debit card.

Police stressed that the IRS does not contact taxpayers via telephone and does not request tax payments in this format.

Local authorities and the IRS are aware of the calls and are actively investigating the scam.

Police urge residents who receive such calls to contact Lt. Troy Fry at (650) 616-7100.

 

 

Tags: police, calls, victims,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
What do you think of the new net neutrality rules imposed by the FCC on broadband providers?

Agree, Internet access should be governed like a utility
Don't agree, it will limit the free market
Worry about taxes
Worry it will prevent further access
It's too complicated

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
Burlingame news