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1/17/2019

The Police Department would like to remind you to be sure your residence is identified with visible house numbers to assist public safety services and first responders to your location.  A minimum of 3” numbers is preferred.  If your residence is not properly identified, it can cause a delay in services during an Emergency.

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Please be aware of the following scam; IRS Imposter Scam 

Since it is tax season, it is a good time to remind everyone of the on-going IRS scam that the police department has received numerous calls about.  This scam is a phone scam where the caller claims to be an IRS employee informing you that you owe taxes and threatens to arrest or deport you if you do not pay.  Be ware because this scam is very sophisticated in that the scammer may:

  • Know all or part of your Social Security number
  • Rig the caller ID to make it look like the call is from the IRS
  • Tell you to put the money on a prepaid debit card and tell them the card number

To prevent yourself from falling victim to this scam, know that the IRS does NOT:

  • Call to demand immediate payment about taxes owed without first sending you notification by mail

  • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone

  • Threaten to bring in local police or other law enforcement to arrest you for nonpayment.

If you receive one of these calls and/or thing you have been scammed, call the Moreland Hills Police Department to report it.  You can also call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 or call their helpline at 1-877-908-3360 for advice and guidance



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