- Friday September 20th, 2013 :: 09:57 a.m. EDT
Advisory- 9/20/13 Pittsfield Township Residents IRS Telephone Scams
9-20-13 Alert Pittsfield Township Residents – IRS Tax payment scam
Pittsfield Township residents are receiving telephone calls from individuals posing as IRS agents stating that a tax payment or a federal investigation is underway and they must pay immediately. Two callers did not send money and reported the suspicious call to the police the third resident paid over $3,000.00 to an unknown person posing as an IRS agent. The callers tell the residents they must pay money to the government or an arrest warrant will be issued. The caller then demands an immediate payment using a wire transfer, bank card or a Western Union type service.
If you receive one of these calls, do not provide any personal information nor commit to sending money.
Per the IRS: “The scam typically targets South Asians and Indians, said IRS spokesman Raphael Tulino. The caller tells the victim that there is a federal criminal investigation against them, and that they need to wire money. Mr. Tulino said the IRS normally contacts people first by mail, not by phone .If residents receive such a call, they are advised to ask for the person's employee badge number and phone number.
Residents can call the IRS at 800-829-1040 to verify the badge number, and scammers can be reported to 800-366-4484”.
Please contact the Pittsfield Township Police at 734 822-4911 if you have been a victim of this scam. Thanks
Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety
6227 Michigan Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48108