A phone scam involving the Internal Revenue Service is making its way through Amarillo, according to police.
The Amarillo Police Department received numerous calls Thursday morning about a person calling from (704) 810-2239 and claiming to be with the IRS. The caller said the person answering the phone owes money to the IRS and that if he or she doesn't pay, the caller will contact local law enforcement and he or she will be arrested, the APD stated in a news release.
The IRS handles most contacts through the U.S. Postal Service, the police stated. There are special circumstances when the IRS will call or show up at a person's residence or business, but taxpayers will have received notices by mail first.
Amarillo Police Department officers will not come and arrest someone for outstanding taxes, according to APD. For more information, visit https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door-0.