Thursday, September 22, 2016

Old phone scam (with new twist)

An old phone scam is making the rounds again; emptying bank accounts with a new twist. Scammers are lighting up the phone lines again in central Ohio -- pretending to be from the IRS. Before you say to yourself, “I’ll never fall for that,” Reynoldsburg police want you to know that scammers today are getting clever about taking your hard earned cash.

Officer Nikki Riley with the Reynoldsburg Division of Police says scammers are now spoofing phone numbers so they look more legitimate. “The caller ID said 9-1-1,” describes Riley of a recent police report taken involving a phony IRS scam. “I read somewhere that it says IRS - so it's not just a strange phone number, they're pretty creative in their ways.”