IRS calls are phony

IRS calls are phony

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Police are warning that many South Georgians are receiving calls claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

They say the person owes money, and demand financial information.

Albany Police say the calls are scams, and the I.R.S. does not call people on the phone. They send you a letter, and they do not need to ask for your information. They already HAVE your information.

They will have your information to start with, so they won't need that information. If someone does call you, please do not provide that information," said APD Lt. Tracey Barnes.

Albany Police say they have received several reports about these phony I.R.S. calls, but no one has reported providing the caller information.

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