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HPD Reminds Public of IRS Scam

November 16, 2015, 4:32 PM HST
* Updated November 16, 4:34 PM
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The Hawai’i Police Department is once again warning members of the public about a potential Internal Revenue Service scam.

Telephone calls have been received by members of the public from individuals claiming to be from the IRS. The callers have attempted to obtain personal information.

HPD urges the public to never give personal information to anyone over the telephone who you did not call or that you do not know.

The IRS website offers the following tips for individuals who receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS:

Record the employee’s name, badge number, call back number, and caller ID, if available.

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

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

If not, report the incident to TIGTA and to the IRS at [email protected] (Subject: ‘IRS Phone Scam’)

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