Don’t Be Fooled… Scammers are at hand.
An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting citizens, has been making the rounds throughout Santa Clarita. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, using fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. THE IRS NEVER CALLS! Report these call to: https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-scams-consumer-alerts
These aren’t the only types of scams going around. Our sources reveal amid the current Stay at Home order, there are scam, Free Medical wellness checks, may be conducted by crooks looking to glean personal or Medicare information or to do a quick robbery while you’re off to the medicine cabinet to show them your prescriptions.
Bottom line for all these cons: When in doubt, keep strangers out. You’re under no obligation even to answer the doorbell. If you do, never offer access to your home or wallet. Never provide answers to personal questions. Better to be rude than scammed.
Legitimate door-to-door vendors, including those collecting for charities, will usually have “leave-behind” materials for your review. With a phone call or Internet search, you can judge whether the outfit’s legitimate.
If you feel there is someone in your neighborhood trying to scam someone, don’t hesitate to call local law enforcement.
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