A national scam to trick people into thinking they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service and forking over payment has reached central New York.
Utica Police call this phone scam aggressive. The scammers are calling numbers in the 315 area code and claiming to be from the federal tax collection agency. They then demand money orders or some other quick payment form to settle a debt with the IRS. Don’t pay up, and the police will be after you, the threat goes.