Police say IRS scammers upping their game with fake documents - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Police say IRS scammers upping their game with fake documents

(Source: AP Graphics Bank) (Source: AP Graphics Bank)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

It's an old scam with a new twist says one local police department.

Jonesboro police are advising residents in a Facebook post to watch out for scammers impersonating the Internal Revenue Service. While the scam may not be new, the method is more sophisticated.

JPD states the scammers are actually sending potential victims a phony IRS CP 2000 form and "claim the income reported on your tax return does not match the income reported by your employer."

They are also confusing residents by adding that the paperwork problem is due to the Affordable Care Act.

Police state residents might receive emails with fake forms attached, text messages, and live phone calls.

The real IRS will not contact you by email, text, or phone regarding the collection of overdue taxes, according to JPD. Do not respond to any of these messages.

If you do receive a form claiming to be from the IRS and doubt the legitimacy of it, call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484 and report it.

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash in north Jonesboro slows traffic

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash in north Jonesboro slows traffic

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-05-25 12:52:43 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Jonesboro E911 Dispatch reports that police are responding to a reported 2-car crash @ 2624 N. Church Street.

    Jonesboro E911 Dispatch reports that police are responding to a reported 2-car crash @ 2624 N. Church Street.

  • City Youth Ministries awarded grant

    City Youth Ministries awarded grant

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:32 AM EDT2018-05-25 10:32:52 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 8:20 AM EDT2018-05-25 12:20:19 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    A non-profit organization in Jonesboro was one of 19 organizations awarded grants Thursday night.

    A non-profit organization in Jonesboro was one of 19 organizations awarded grants Thursday night.

  • GOP wins this week clinch control of Arkansas Senate in 2019

    GOP wins this week clinch control of Arkansas Senate in 2019

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:24 AM EDT2018-05-25 10:24:45 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    With victories in special elections, Republicans will continue to control the 35-member Arkansas Senate next year. Control of the House will be determined in November.

    With victories in special elections, Republicans will continue to control the 35-member Arkansas Senate next year. Control of the House will be determined in November.

Powered by Frankly