IRS scammers permeate Point Pleasant
This used to die down after the April filing deadline, but it's getting a second, aggressive wind.
Point Pleasant police report a rising number of complains regarding threats of arrest for non-payment of taxes due the Internal Revenue Service, from people who don't owe the government anything.
Police in the borough notified everyone connected to them through the Nixle system.
IRS scammers don't discriminate - they'll go after anyone who stays on the line with them and falls for the ruse that they somehow overlooked, or withheld, tax payments - and that an arrest warrant's been issued.
The hook is often some basic personal information that gives the caller a degree of credibility. Don't fall for it, police warn, and don't give out any personal or sensitive data by phone. Hang up, and call police in your community or your County Prosecutor's office.
The Internal Revenue Service conducts business by mail, never by phone. And if police want to slap cuffs on you, they wouldn't bother doing it over the phone, either.