The New Jersey State Police offered tax tips on Facebook and advice on how to avoid tax crimes.
Some of the tips were avoiding scam or fraudulent calls from people claiming to be the IRS and asking for money. The police recommend to never respond to emails, texts or social media communications.
State police recommended reporting any suspicious activity to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The post urges people not to provide any personal information and, instead, to request the caller’s name, badge number and a call-back number.
“Any calls, emails, texts or social media communications asking for payment for ANYTHING via prepaid debit cards, gift cards or wire transfers should set off all of the warning bells and whistles,” the Facebook post read.
If you suspect any suspicious activity or calls, you can contact the IRS at 1-800-366-4484.