One township resident said that she received several scam calls regarding IRS tax fraud.
"I have received three phone calls so far, one (Thursday) morning at 6:49 a.m," said Anuj Mehta, Parsippany resident. "I have already informed Parsippany police about this, and I hope residents don't fall for this scam."
Parsippany Police Ptl. Remo D’Alessandro, Community Relations Office, said that Mehta is not alone and other residents have also reported similar scam calls."We have had some complaints from the elderly and Asian / Indian communities regarding fraudulent phone calls where the suspects are stating they are from the IRS and the recipient is in default of their taxes and need to send money immediately," said D’Alessandro. "The victims who call the Police are advised not to respond to the calls."
Residents gave police the phone numbers that showed up on caller ID and police have forwarded the numbers to their Investigative Division and it's still an ongoing investigation.
"To my knowledge, it is not a high volume of incidents currently, but they do still occur. There doesn’t seem to be a common phone number they are calling from though," said D’Alessandro.
Mehta said that the number that has been calling her is 530-380-2641.
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