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updated: 4/23/2014 11:06 PM

Naperville police warn of tax scam

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Daily Herald report

Naperville police are warning residents of a phone scam claiming the caller is with federal law enforcement or the IRS.

The caller tells residents that they owe back taxes and need to make an immediate payment, police said. Many of the phone calls threaten victims with arrests, large fines and revocation of immigration status and deportation without payment, police said.

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Victims have then been instructed to purchase prepaid MoneyPaks at local stores and give the caller PINs from the MoneyPaks, according to police.

Anyone receiving such calls or emails should never make a payment or provide callers with personal information over the phone. The IRS would never call and demand money, police said. Anyone with concerns should call the Naperville police at (630) 420-6666 or visit irs.gov to contact your local IRS office.

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