The Belmar Police Department has received many reports from concerned citizens in relation to suspicious phone calls. The caller claims to be from the IRS and is insisting that the recipient owes money immediately. Please be assured that if you receive an unexpected phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and you are threatened with immediate legal action and arrest if you do not pay, chances are it is not really the IRS calling.
If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS but you suspect they are not an IRS employee, please do the following:
1. Record the employee's 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 a legitimate need to contact you.
a. If the person is an IRS employee, call them back.
b. If not, report the incident to TIGTA and to the IRS at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: IRS Phone Scam)
The real contact number for the IRS where you can get information about your taxes is: 1-800-829-1040.