North Arlington residents have reported to police that they’ve received phone calls, mail and email from people reporting to be from the IRS and other governmental agencies. The caller will report delinquencies in paying taxes, credit card bills or make a similar claim you owe money. A second scam purports that you are entitled to money from oversees or you can benefit from found money by the scammer.
Generally, you will be asked to purchase a green card or similar card from a local store and provide the number on the card or send money to the scammer.
Don’t fall victim to these scams.
Never provide your personal information over the phone or email to a solicitor. Instead, contact your local police department if you’re not sure what to do.
— Chief Louis M. Ghione
North Arlington Police Department