It has been reported that residents have received automated phone messages claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The message given states:
“Hello, we have been trying to reach you. This call is an official and final notice from IRS, Internal Revenue Service. The reason for this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. To get more information about this case file please call immediately on our department number (phone number given) I repeat, (phone number given again). Thank you.”
If you receive this call DO NOT CALL the number back. It is not the IRS. This is a fraud. Simply hang up the phone or delete the message. More information can be found at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/irs-calling.