Protect yourself from ‘IRS’ scammers

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Numerous residents have called Middleburg Heights City Hall after receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from the IRS. Please beware that this is a scam. Do not give any information to this caller. Instead, please take note of the telephone number they have called you from and immediately report the call to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at 800-282-0515.

According to the IRS, the first IRS contact with taxpayers on a tax issue is likely to occur via mail. If you are getting calls from anyone representing themselves as an IRS agent, it is a scam. The IRS does not make calls.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has recently been inundated with calls from all over the state regarding this same issue.