Tax scammers have been harassing hundreds of Fairfax County residents over the past several weeks, the Police Department reports. Aggressive callers have been telling people they have “overdue tax balances” and demanding they wire $4,000 to $6,000 immediately.
The telephone scammers have been threatening people with statements like: “Your driver’s license has been suspended,” “You will be arrested,” “You will be deported,” and “We are on our way to your home right now.” In some cases, the callers have been described as having heavy accents.
Contact the Internal Revenue Service if you feel there is any discrepancy with your tax bills or you think you are being scammed. Visit the FCPD website for more information on financial scams.