IRS Phone Scam

The Lowell Police Department has received reports of telephone scams where fraudsters claim to be from the IRS. Victims are receiving a pre-recorded message that states the following:

“This is the tax crime investigation unit of the IRS. The reason you are receiving this pre-recorded message is to notify you that IRS has issued an arrest warrant against you right now. You and your physical property are being monitored and it’s very important that I do hear back from you as soon as possible before we proceed further in any legal manner. My direct call back number is 256-371-6456, again that number is 256-371-6456. Thank you.”

If you receive a similar phone call, notify your local police department and under no circumstances return the call. The non-emergency line for the Lowell Police Department is 978-937-3200.

Always remember, never give your personal or financial information to someone who has contacted you over the phone.

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