---The Somerville Police Department is receiving numerous reports from citizens regarding IRS Phone call scams. The calls indicate that there is a "lawsuit filed against you", and leaves a message for a return phone call number. Please do not call this number. Don't answer unknown phone numbers, since these might be robocalls. Do not speak or touch any buttons during the call, since this might enable more calls in the future. Lastly, report this incident to the IRS. Follow the link below provided by the IRS for more information.
The following information is on the IRS.gov website:
You are not the only one receiving these Robocalls, please help spread the word this tax season. Share the important information about IRS Scams with your family, friends and elderly neighbors. Here is an example of an IRS Phone Scam call recorded by a citizen on the news.
Report all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS or an IRS related function to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you've experienced any monetary losses due to an IRS-related incident, please report it to the Treasury Inspector General Administration (TIGTA)
File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through their Complaint Assistant to make the information available to investigators:
Stay alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure. Tax season is peak season for these scams, make sure you are not a victim.