Harwich Police Chief Warns of New Phone Scam

police04HARWICH – Harwich Police Chief William Mason is warning people in the community to be aware of a telephone scam in which the caller claims to be with the Internal Revenue Service.

In particular, retired people seem to be the mark of the scammer, the Chief said.

The caller states that the person owes thousands of dollars in taxes.

Mason says people should not send money and should not try to call the person back. Instead, they should call the police to report the call.

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“We want to make sure people understand this is a scam,” Chief Mason said.