New Haven police are issuing a warning about an IRS scam after a resident was scammed out of more than $15,000.
The New Haven Police Department said they received several complaints that scared residents.
The callers identify themselves as being from the Internal Revenue Service and used tactics, such as threatening the loss of assets, and said there might be a warrant for their arrest, police said.
Police remind residents that the IRS will never call and demand immediate payment over the phone, threaten or intimidate you with a warrant, demand payment with a prepaid debit card or ask for your credit card or debit card number over the phone.
They also said the IRS will never threaten to call the police if you don’t pay.
Police said the IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information.