Durham Warns Residents About 'IRS' Phone Scam

Aug 10, 2015

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Durham is the latest New Hampshire town to warn residents about a telephone scam in which callers tell residents they owe the government back taxes.

Police in Durham say several residents have received the calls, in which an individual claims to work for the Internal Revenue Service and demands payment of back taxes.

Authorities note the IRS contacts individuals about tax problems through the mail, not by phone, and that residents should report suspicious phone calls to law enforcement.

Police in Littleton reported a similar scam in the spring. Some victims reportedly send thousands of dollars to the perpetrators.