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Police Warn Against IRS Scam

November 4, 2015, 4:36 PM HST
* Updated November 4, 4:37 PM
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The Hawai’i Police Department reports that it received several phone calls from members of the public on Wednesday in regarding to phone calls from an individual claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

According to police, the callers asked for personal information.

Individuals who receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS should follow the following steps, per the IRS website:

Record the employee’s name, badge number, callback number, and caller ID.

Call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is an IRS employee with a legitimate need to get in contact.

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If the person is indeed an IRS employee, call them back.

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Should the person not be an IRS employee, report the incident to the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and to the IRS by e-mailing [email protected] with the subject line “IRS Phone Scam.”

For more information regarding phishing scams, visit the IRS website.

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