FULTON – Second Ward councilman, Daniel Knopp warned city of Fulton residents of a recent IRS scam circulating through the area.
Knopp said that he received a phone call from a frantic woman claiming to be a part of the IRS, sternly informing him of an IRS warrant on his behalf.
The woman gave him a number to call in which he was asked for personal information to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
While Knopp then understood that this call was a scam, he says he can see how innocent people become convinced through how precise and demanding these phone calls are.
“These people are just looking to get personal information. If you owe the IRS money, you should know they will not contact you by telephone. They will contact you through the mail,” said Knopp.
Remember to never give out your personal or financial information over the phone. If you have further questions, you can visit the IRS website to find a local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.
For Fulton residents, the closest assistance center is located in Syracuse.