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DSP Warns of IRS Scam

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DOVER, Del. - Delaware State Police are providing a scam alert adversary after receiving complaints from people in Sussex County about phone calls from individuals stating they are with the IRS.

Police say the scam involves a person telling the victim they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly. If the victim refuses, they are threatened with an arrest, deportation or suspension of a driver's license, among other things.

Police say in the most recent calls, the individual requests the victim send money in the form of an iTunes gift card.

According to DSP, the IRS will never do the following:

"Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.

Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.

Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.

Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying."

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