With these unprecedented times I would like to take this opportunity to warn the citizens of Fallon and surrounding Counties of multiple scams that are out there.
Things you should know....
The IRS/Federal/State/Local or other Agencies will NEVER:
•Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
•Demand that you pay taxes without givng you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
•Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes or bills, such as a prepaid debit card.
•Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
•Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
•Require you to give your Social Security number or other private or financial information over the phone.
•Lotteries, Fake Publisher’s Clearing House, and all Entities that promise you money should be considered fraud - You Should never send Money to receive Money.
•Don’t send money or pictures to unknown individual’s over the Internet to avoid being scammed or blackmailed!!
•RULE OF THUMB - IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS A SCAM!!
If you suspect that it is a scam, do not give out any information and Hang up immediately.
Remember there are many forms of written and phone scams out there today, lRS is just one of them. Please be diligent in protecting your personal and financial information. If you feel that you have been scammed please contact the proper law enforcement agency and take the steps necessary to protect yourself from further fraudulent activity.