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Crystal Lake Police Department
Friday November 14th, 2014 :: 11:42 a.m. CST

Advisory

IRS Automated Telephone Call Scam Alert

Crystal Lake Residents Receive False Calls from IRS.

Several Crystal Lake residents have reported that they received an automated telephone call, on either a land-line or cellular telephone, from a caller claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The caller claims the person receiving the call is subject to legal action regarding their taxes, and instructs them to immediately contact an agent at another telephone number to resolve the matter.

Calls of this nature are fictitious and are part of a scam. Residents should not respond to such calls, emails, or text messages they may receive. The IRS is aware of such criminal activity, and has issued a warning against scams like this.

If you feel you have been the victim of a scam, contact your local police department and file a report as soon as possible.

Contact your friends and family who may not have received warnings such as this, and caution them about releasing any personal or financial information to anyone they are not certain should have it.

More information is available on the IRS website at:

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Reiterates-Warning-of-Pervasive-Telephone-Scam

The Woodstock Police and other surrounding communities have advised they are experiencing the IRS Automated Telephone Call Scam as well. Please report if you are a victim of this scam to you local police jurisdiction.

Address/Location
Crystal Lake Police Department
100 West Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 815-356-3620

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