IRS phone scam continues in county as concerns grow
EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office has recently received several reports from the public regarding Internal Revenue Service scam phone calls. The Sheriff’s Office reports that phone scams are a continuing and growing concern.
Never provide financial or personal information to anyone over the phone and notify law enforcement if you receive any type of phone scams or calls that may be considered threatening.
The IRS announced recently that “aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remains a major threat to taxpayers, headlining the annual “‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams for the 2016 filing season.”
For more information about the scams, go to https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/phone-scams-continue-to-be-a-serious-threat-remain-on-irs-dirty-dozen-list-of-tax-scams-for-the-2016-filing-season.
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If you think you may have any information about the suspect or this crime, then please call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at 970-328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007 and 1-800-972-TIPS or submit your tip online at http://www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from Crime Stoppers.
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