Scammers replicating police department number to get your tax dollars

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by Ruella Rouf / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Updated Saturday, May 24 at 8:49 AM

(KMOV.com) – St. Louis Police said somebody is replicating the St. Louis Police Department’s phone number and using it to trick residents with an elaborate scam.

Police said somebody is calling residents claiming to be from the IRS and attempting to claim false taxes. Police said the number that appears on the recipient’s caller-ID is the number for the St. Louis Police Department.

Police are working to figure out where the calls are coming from.

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