Haverhill Police Warn of Renewed IRS Telephone Scam

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Haverhill police are reminding local residents to be aware of a common telephone scam that has recently resurfaced.

According to Haverhill Police Captain Robert P. Pistone, police spokesperson, the caller claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), informing the citizen that they owe money to the IRS and must pay with the threat of criminal action. The calls currently are originating from Washington State but may come from anywhere.

“Citizens are reminded that the IRS will make official notifications via the US Postal service,” Pistone said. “If you do receive a call and are suspicious, ask for the employees name and badge number then call the IRS at (800) 366-4484 to determine their authenticity.”

Pistone also reminds the public to be aware of scam calls from other collection sources demanding that funds be wired or money cards purchased. “Citizens should look up the official number to the supposed agency and call to determine the authenticity of the issue,” Pistone added.