Denville Residents Must Be Aware of IRS Phone Scams and Other Fraud Deals

March 18, 2017 – From the statement of the police authority in Denville Township in New Jersey, many residents here are experiencing bogus callers who present themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service or IRS. They call different residences and ask their targeted victims to pay their tax dues if they want to avoid any lawsuit.

According from the shared news information online, Captain Paul Nigro these phone scammers present themselves as IRS agents and calling landline numbers from various houses in Denville. They will make an effort to convince a targeted victim about owing money from the tax agency and if the person refuses to send the payment through wire transfer, they threaten by saying a filed lawsuit will come out and he or she will be imprison.

“Recently, we have learned that the people perpetrating these crimes are using technology to conceal their telephone number and substitute it with phone numbers that appear legitimate when they are displayed on caller ID units,” said Nigro in a statement as quoted by the news.

The officer added that these bogus callers even sometimes utilize local police authorities’ phone numbers and this somehow pressured the victim to believe that the fake IRS agent is making a legitimate call.

For the Denville residents, it is important to know that if ever they have tax dues with the IRS, the agency does not transact with them through phone calls. Rather, they will notify them through sending U.S. mail and delivered by the postman direct to the house. This is a crucial matter to understand in avoiding any unwanted fraud transactions from bogus IRS representatives or collecting agents.

Like what Captain Nigro said also, the NJ Natural Gas, JCP&L and PSE&G implement the same notification via U.S. mail and not through telephone conversation when information their clients.

It is very important for Denville residents to avoid dealing with a caller whose intention is to ask for money transfer, regardless if it is about the IRS or other transaction. These days, there are also phone callers who victimize other residents by declaring them as lottery winners and must send money for the processing fees before they receive the prize.  Like what Nigro stated, many individuals easily believe this kind of call and show eagerness to get huge amount of money without knowing that the caller is a fraud.

Based on the observation of the police authorities, the main targets of phone scammers are elders or senior citizens who always stay home. This is the exact reason why the other members of the family ought to be aware of this situation and must remind their elders not to talk to strangers over the telephone. They need to hang up the phone when someone talks about money matters to avoid becoming victims of any fraud transaction.

Another important strategy to consider is to coordinate with the bank where a senior citizen deposits money to get the best help in preventing a scammer.

For the past years, countless of people worldwide are falling from this type of phone scam and those bogus callers had stolen millions of dollars already.

McCain Urges Trump To Support Wiretapping Claims

(March 07, 2017) –  United States Senator John McCain urges President Donald Trump to publicize the evidence backing up his claim that the previous Obama administration had wiretapped him while investigating the influence of Russia in the recently concluded 2016 National Election.

The Republican Senator McCain said in an interview he thinks the United States president must come forward with the information that would indicate the past administration wiretapped Trump Tower. Meanwhile, Jason Chaffetz, head of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and also a Republican lawmaker, said that he had not seen anything that would directly back up the claim of the president.

Likewise, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the panel would inquire about both the Director James Comey of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department if he had shared information with the law enforcement agency to oppose the wiretapping claim by President Trump. Senator Graham is the head of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that looks into the reports that Russia interfered with the election.

On Monday, the White House alleged that President Trump still supports Comey, even if he is confident in challenging Trump’s allegations that the previous administration of Barack Obama had conducted wiretapping. When asked if Trump still believed Comey, Sean Spicer, the White House Spokesman, said that there is nothing that Trump told him would make him believe there are any differences that what it was before.

Spicer further added he was almost 100 percent certain Trump did not speak with Comey since the president made the claims via Twitter. He is not aware that it happened. But when asked during an interview with “Good Morning America” whether or not the president accepted Comey’s allegations, Sarah Huckabee, the White House spokeswoman said she does not think he does. On the other hand, the FBI has failed to comment on communications by Comey.

President Trump did not present any evidence to his claim that the Trump Tower was wiretapped. The claim is the most recent twist in a controversy surrounding the relationship between Trump associates and Russia, which determined his presidency’s early days.

However, the allegations of wiretapping took a hit on the U.S. stock market. Some investors are reluctant that the claims could distract Trump from his economic platform of the introduction of tax cuts and streamlining regulations that has fueled a record-inducing rally on Wall Street since the election. The proposals of Trump are still lacking details, which made investors ask whether the president’s post-election rally is already in motion.