By Jason Weinstein. A warning from the New York State Police about IRS scams.
The New York State Police at Binghamton say they have recently received several reports of telephone callers claiming to be from the IRS that aggressively demand the resident pay money to clear up an outstanding tax debt, or face criminal charges.
Police fear the scam may continue to increase as the holidays and the end of the tax year approach. The IRS does not make phone calls of this type, and anyone receiving this type of call should check with the local IRS office.