Phone Scam Warning

The Essex Police have received multiple complaints from citizens reporting that the IRS contacted them via phone, threatening to arrest them if they do not make payment immediately.  This is a scam.  Do not reveal any personal or banking information over the phone or through e-mail.  You are encouraged to terminate the phone call immediately.  If you have supplied information and are a victim, please call the Essex Police Department at 802-878-8331.  If you have not suffered a financial loss and wish to report the scam, please contact the Attorney General’s office at 1-800-649-2424.