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Police Warn Public of IRS Scam

The Naperville Police Department continues to receive numerous complaints from residents who have been the victims of telephone scams. In these recent incidents, citizens are receiving calls from person(s) purporting themselves to be from the IRS attempting to collect unpaid taxes. Many of these callers threaten the victim with lawsuits, deportation, arrest or suspension of their driver’s license if the victim does not provide immediate payment.

Residents are reminded that the IRS will always send taxpayers a written notification of any tax due via the U.S. mail. The IRS never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the telephone.

Anyone receiving such calls should never make payment or provide the caller with any personal or banking information. The public is reminded to be very cautious of any caller demanding money or payment for these purposes or for any other type of payments.

Receipt of such calls can be reported to the Naperville Police Department through the Online Reporting System or by calling the department’s non-emergency number, (630) 420-6666.

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About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.