0.8 min readBy Published On: April 10th, 2018Categories: News1 Comment on BPD Phone Scam Alert

Attention college kids!  The Boston Police are warning about a scheme where scammers pose as FBI or IRS agents demanding that local students pay delinquent taxes, student loans or parking tickets.  These scams are usually done by phone (who’s answering their phone?) and BPD encourages you to hang up!

See report below:

BPD Scam Alert: The Boston Police Department is issuing a scam alert and asking local college students to be aware of a scheme where scammers, pretending to be representatives of either the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) or IRS (Internal Revenue Service), are calling area college students to demand payment on several items including delinquent taxes, overdue parking tickets or student loans. Those targeted should know that neither agency (either the FBI or IRS) calls citizens to demand payment over the phone nor do they send digital pictures of credentials or badges. Should you receive such a call, recognize the scam, discontinue the call and notify your local police department to file a report.

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  1. Christopher Allen April 17, 2018 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Ask another people if you get such calls. Try to find information online about the number. College students are internet generation. You could just verify every information on the internet to find the truth. It’s not hard to identify these IRS scammers. I can even find some recent complaints filed at http://www.whycall.me/2022414925.html regarding similar scams. Beware of them, folks.

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