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Fake IRS Phone Calls Target Dutchess County Seniors

 Senior citizens are being advised of a phone scam targeting them.
Senior citizens are being advised of a phone scam targeting them. Photo Credit: File

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Seniors across Dutchess County are being advised to be extra cautious as an IRS-related phone scam continues to be pervasive, according to a report in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The IRS scam, where the caller says he or she is from the IRS and explains that if money is not sent to them immediately via the use of wire transfer, money order, Green-Dot cards or other prepaid credit cards then the receiver of the call will go to jail, the Journal reported.

If you think you may have been a victim of this type of scam in the past, or if you receive these types of calls in the future, you are encouraged to contact the Dutchess Sheriff’s Office at 845-486-3800, via the tipline at 845-605-CLUE (2583), or email dcsotips@gmail.com, according to the Journal.

For more information on different types of scams read the Journal article here .

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