NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) – New Castle County police are warning residents about a recent phone scam in which the caller pretends to be a representative from the Department of Treasury or the IRS.
This past weekend police say they received more than 50 reports from residents stating they received calls in which the suspect claimed to be a law enforcement agent and told the victims they owed back taxes and would be arrested if they did not pay immediately.READ MORE: Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia Leaves 4 Men Injured, Police Say
Victims say the caller had a strong accent.
New Castle County Police are asking citizens to report suspicious phone calls from anyone claiming to be a law enforcement officer or government agent.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
Authorities assure residents that law enforcement officials will never solicit money in lieu of an arrest.
Any victims who have provided financial information to a suspect over the phone should contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit at 1-800-220-5424 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE NEWS: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
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