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Last Updated: 2010-01-20


From: Detectives John Flores, Benjamin Toderico and Rashaan Wigfall

Number: 16-25
Date of Release: 06/20/2016

Crime Stoppers has important information about a phone scam in our area.

Scammers impersonating IRS agents are contacting citizens about fake outstanding tax bill.

Callers may have some piece of personal information, such as a social security number, to attempt to make the call appear more legitimate.

Credit card or bank account numbers are requested by the caller to settle the supposed outstanding debt. In an effort to intimidate the victim into sending money, the caller will threaten the victim with arrest or jail time.

According to the IRS website, the agency will never call to demand immediate payment without mailing a bill first, ask for a credit card or bank account number over the phone, or threaten to involve law enforcement.

If anyone has any further information about this crime or any crime in the city of Richmond, or the counties of Henrico, Hanover, New Kent, Goochland or Charles city, call CRIME STOPPERS AT 780-1000, or text your information to CRIMES (274637) using the keyword itip followed by your tip. Both methods will keep you anonymous.

Remember if your information is of value to police you could receive a cash reward of up to $1000 and as always you will remain anonymous.

Send us tips about illegally possessed firearms by texting GUN250 to CRIMES (274637) followed by your tip.

Crime Stoppers would like caller D2844 to call back.

Visit our website 780-1000.com, like Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers on Face Book or follow us on Twitter

Remember iSee, iTip, iCare



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