IRS phone scam reported in Dunkirk


DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Dunkirk police are warning locals about a phone scam where the caller identifies as an IRS agent.

In the majority of cases, IRS agents do not call people. Instead, they communicate through mail or come directly to a home or business.

In this scam, the caller is asking people to withdraw all the money in their bank account, except for $100, which is to be stored at home.

The caller then indicates they will visit the person’s home on Monday to speak with them.

Here’s information on some scams you should look out for.

MORE | How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door.

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