SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department received two reports late this afternoon of callers claiming to be police officers and seeking money in return for assistance with IRS issues or tickets.
The scammers appear to be using the names of Salt Lake City police officers, names which can be gleaned from news reports or the department’s website, and then offering their assistance with tax problems or traffic tickets for a fee.
Worried it was a scam, at least two individuals asked for a call-back number which turned out to be for the Salt Lake City Police Department.
This is a scam. Please call your local law enforcement if you have received one of these calls.
Tips to Avoid Common Fraud Schemes, from http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud:
If you have information about a fraud, report it to state, local, or federal law enforcement agencies.
Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).