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Scammer clones Virginia State Police office number, impersonates IRS

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Virginia State Police have a warning for you after they say several people called about a possible scam.

According to police, the scammer is cloning the office's main number - (434) 432-7287 - and calling people, claiming to be from the IRS.

State Police say don't fall for this scam. They say the IRS will not:

  • Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill if you owe any taxes.
  • Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
  • Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
  • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

To report a phishing scam to the IRS, visit https://www.irs.gov/uac/report-phishing.

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