DELANCO TOWNSHIP, N.J (CBS) – Police in Delanco Township, Burlington County are warning residents about a scam they say is occurring throughout the area.

Police say they have received information of numerous phone calls received by residents stating that they are Treasury officials and demanding monies. But, authorities say, it is a scam.

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If someone calls you in regards to this request, police recommend several steps you should take. Police say you should delete the electronic mail message or hang-up as soon as you recognize that it is a scam attempt. Police say do not attempt to elicit information, do not “play along” just for fun, do not attempt to get the caller to admit that they are a fraud, and do not threaten to report the caller to the authorities.

Police say you should terminate the call immediately.

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Officials are advising if you receive a call like this, you should consider filing a complaint with the Internet Crime Control Center (ICCC), at www.ic3.gov. The ICCC is a joint partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.

Police say fraudulent communications purportedly from Internal Revenue Service officials should be reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at: http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml

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For more information, visit http://www.delancotownship.com/.