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Posted on: February 14, 2019

IRS Tax Scams & Arrest Warrant Scams Take Your Cash

IRS scam alert

During tax season, learn to recognize the bogus calls and letters designed to steal your money. Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez sheds light on what you should know in this Plano Police Safety Minute produced by the Crime Prevention Unit:


Be on Alert: WARRANT/SUMMONS SCAMS

The Collin County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, Sergeant Jessica Pond, also shared details of another scam trending in North Texas. Her office is being contacted by people stating they are receiving calls from a deputy who claims to be from “Collin County.”

This “deputy” tells the resident they have warrants for a variety of different offenses. During the calls, he begins to give instructions on how they can pay their “BOGUS” fines over the phone using a cashier’s check or credit card. Here’s what you should know:

  • The Sheriff’s department WOULD NEVER request payment for warrants over the phone.
  • If you receive this type of call, DISCONNECT and do not give any personal information to the caller.
  • If you did follow the caller’s direction and they got your money, NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT department immediately.

What these bogus callers are doing is committing fraud. Legitimate law enforcement agencies don’t operate in this manner.


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