IRS phone scam targets LI residents
A phone scam in which the caller claims to be from the IRS is making a comeback, and Long Islanders are being reminded not to fall prey to it.
In the message, a caller claiming to be an IRS agent says that the agency is filing a lawsuit against the potential victim. The caller tells the victim that it is a final notice but offers the victim an opportunity to obtain more information from their case file if they call back.
Nassau police and the DA say they've received numerous calls from worried residents who got the scam message. Victims in these sorts of IRS phone scams are often told they can avoid arrest, foreclosure and other penalties by making a payment.
News 12 Long Island called the number that the phony IRS agent left. The voice mailbox was full.
Nassau police say that anyone with information leading to an arrest can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.