Beware of IRS scam calls

Scam alert

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Yet another scam has hit the Cape Fear region, requesting money from its victims.

Multiple viewers have called in saying they have received calls from people claiming to be the IRS. One viewer tells us she was called three times in one day this week.

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Wilmington Police Sergeant Leslie Irving tells us the IRS will never make calls and will only send official letters. Some calls threaten arrest if a payment is not made. Irving says, “If you do get a call from the IRS, especially if they’re demanding payment, the best thing to do is hang up. The IRS will not call you or demand money.”

If you think you are being scammed, Irving says report it to the IRS, not the police department.