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State Police warns of telephone scam


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The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post would like to remind citizens to never provide personal information via email, telephone, and/or social media.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post have received several calls from citizens advising they have received unsolicited calls from unknown subjects advising citizens that they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service.  The unknown callers are advising citizens that they have warrants for their arrest and to meet them at specified locations with money or they will be subject to arrest.

The IRS advises if you receive contact of this nature and suspect the caller is not an IRS employee:  1) Ask the caller for their name, badge number, call back number and caller ID if available.  2)  Call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is an IRS employee with legitimate need to contact you. If the person calling you is an IRS employee, call them back. If not, report the incident to the IRS at 1-800-366-4484.

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State police warn of telephone scam


 

Troopers from The Michigan State Police, Mt. Pleasant Post, were notified of a telephone scam where citizens have received telephone calls where the caller identified themselves as drug agents. The caller notified the resident that there are drug agents with an arrest warrant on their way to their house to arrest them on drug charges. The caller mentioned fines, as much as $100,000. Caller ID indicated that the calls are originating, or are given the appearance of originating, out of the state of Texas. It appeared that the caller was trying to scam the citizen out of money.

Law Enforcement will not call and ask for money. An Internet search of the telephone number listed many similar bogus calls. If you receive similar calls, HANG UP. Do not give out personal information, credit card information, etc.

 

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