Spring Hill police caution residents about receiving fake IRS letters in the mail


Spring Hill police caution residents about receiving fake IRS letters in the mail

PHOTO: A portion of the fake IRS letter sent to a Spring Hill resident. / Photo courtesy of Spring Hill Police Department

By ALEXANDER WILLIS

The Spring Hill Police Department has put out a notice on social media Friday warning residents of a new scam involving fake letters poised to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Spring Hill police were contacted by a resident who had received a letter poised to be from the IRS, in which the letter said a warrant had been placed against the receiver due to an unpaid debt. The fake letter also reads that the warrant can be used in collection actions, such as garnishment of wages and bank accounts, property seizures, federal tax refund offsett and property liens.

Police advise residents who think they may owe taxes to contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. To report an IRS scam, interested persons may fill out an online submission form by clicking here.

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