With tax season expected to bring an increase in scam calls, the El Paso Police Department is urging the community to be cautious while on the phone.
According to a news release, most scam callers demand money and provide directions on how to send it. During this time of year, many callers also claim to be from the IRS.
Police say the IRS typically makes contact through mail, and will not demand payments over the phone or threaten to involve law enforcement.
Officials are reminding the public to never provide personal information, date of birth, social security number, credit card numbers, and bank account numbers to callers or people who go door-to-door.
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