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Posted on: August 1, 2018

IRS Scam Uses PD Phone Numbers

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Phone scammers claiming to be the IRS have a found a new to try and fool you into giving them your money…they claim to be the police department.


The call starts similar to IRS scams we have warned you about in the past, “Give us money or you will be arrested, etc.” Of course you know the IRS will never call to ask for money. Evidently too many of you know that know because the scammers had to add to their scam. After you tell the scammer that you aren’t giving them money they turn up the heat in an effort to legitimize their call. They say a member of the Parker Police Department will call them and read off the charges and warrants that will be issued. The fake IRS agent hangs up and a fake police officer calls you. Here’s the kicker…they mask their phone number and it’s one of ours. The phone number shows up on your caller ID as Parker Police.

This new twist still doesn’t change the one critical element…

The IRS will NOT call you for collections.

Don’t give them a credit card number, iTunes gift card or any other means of digital payment. HANG UP!


If you would like tips on what you can do to protect yourself from Fraud and Identity theft please join us for our Fraud and ID Theft Prevention class Thursday, August 9, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


ID/Fraud Theft Prevention Thursday, August 9 6:00-8:00 p.m. Parker PD Fill out the form at the link below to register:

http://www.parkerpolice.org/FormCenter/Police-2/IDFraud-Theft-Prevention-77


This class is part of our Crime Prevention & Safety Training Series. For a complete list of classes offered, please visit our website:


http://www.parkerpolice.org/1634/Current-Classes

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