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                                                          IRS SCAM


The Milliken Police Department has received reports related to a telephone scam in which the caller purports to be an
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) representative.
Using intimidation tactics, the caller tries to take control of the situation from the beginning. The caller advises the recipient
of the call that the IRS has charges against them and threatens legal action and arrest. The caller will continue to use tactics
to gain personnel information.

If you receive a call similar to this follow these tips:

  • Resist the pressure to act quickly
  • Do not give out any personal information to the caller
  • Use caution when asked to use a specific payment method. The IRS would not require a specific payment method     
    such as a moneypak card or wire transfer
  • If you feel threatened, contact the Milliken Police Department
  • File a complaint at www.IC3.gov or call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1-800-366-4484.

If you have any further questions regarding this and/or other scams please contact Chief Benito Garcia at the
Milliken Police Department (970) 587-2772 ext.5012



                                                            Crime Stoppers:


C
rime Stoppers provides services that encourage residents in the community to volunteer vital information to law enforcement in a
mutual effort to fight crime in your community. Crime Stoppers can be reached through telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477);
text messaging by texting TIP361 plus your message to CRIMES (2474637); and web-tips by clicking the link below. Callers and
tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward for information that provides a lead,
arrest, or a grand jury indictment of a felony offender.

 


Milliken's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Volunteers Needed:

Want to assist in the act(s) of a natural or man-made events, including snow-related emergencies?
The Milliken Police Department is looking for people to who are willing to participate in assisting others in emergencies.
Snowstorms frequently show us the best in our neighbors who help shovel and plow snow or deliver food for the
elderly and disabled. Those willing to assist or contribute to the efforts can become active CERT volunteers, who on short notice,
could participate in emergency assignments.
If you are interested or willing to help please contact the Police Department at the information provided above this page.
To speak directly with representatives of the program, you may contact Mick Peters (Program Director)  at 970-660-5019 or
Chief, Benito Garcia at 970-660-5012.

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