Police warn of phony IRS calls from scammers: The IRS will never call you

The Internal Revenue Service Building  in Washington, DC is pictured here. The IRS will never call a person, instead they will always send a letter. Massachusetts authorities are trying to get the word out after a rash of fraudulent IRS  phone calls to residents.
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The Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, DC is pictured here. The IRS will never call a person, instead they will always send a letter. Massachusetts authorities are trying to get the word out after a rash of fraudulent IRS phone calls to residents.

Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Authorities in Braintree, Massachusetts, are warning residents about an influx of phone calls from scammers.

Police posted Monday on social media that they are getting slammed with phony calls about the Internal Revenue Service.

"You know it's bad when our office lines are getting them threatening the Braintree Popo is going to come after the Braintree Popo," department officials said in a Facebook post.

Police want to remind residents:

  1. The real IRS does not call people.
  2. The IRS does not accept payment via Walmart or Rite Aid.
  3. The IRS does not call police departments directly and say go arrest *your name here*
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If you get a call like this, don't give out any personal  information, hang up and call police.