Brattleboro police warning public about local phone scam

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Police are warning the public to be on alert after they recently received multiple reports about a scam happening throughout the area.

It is reported that people are getting calls from someone stating that they are with the IRS, and if the person does not call back the number given, they will be sued.

The warning also comes after a 64-year-old man from Stamford was contacted by a person claiming to be an IRS representative. The suspect demanded the victim send in cash immediately.

The man subsequently sent payments to two different suspects for a total of $4,500 dollars.

They requested the victim purchase iTunes cards and cash them in as payment, after threatening him with federal warrants and suspension of his license if he did not comply, police say.

Police are reminding citizens to be vigilant and cautious of such phone calls.

It is advised to immediately hang up the phone and not offer any information to anyone claiming to be from the IRS.

The IRS does not operate in this manner.

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1 Comment on Brattleboro police warning public about local phone scam

  1. I just got an automated message saying it was the it’s and that it was the final notice and so on, funny thing is the phone number came over as a wireless caller.

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