On 09-29-2016, the Galena Police Department received a report from a citizen regarding an IRS phone scam. Cpl. Cornelius contacted the number provided to the citizen and verified this was not a valid IRS call.

This scam is very common. Please understand the IRS does not file arrest warrants with local police departments and would never correspond with you in this manner. Never provide personal information over the phone unless you are able to easily verify the legitimacy of the contact.

If you feel you may have been victimized by one of these scams or one similar, please contact us so we can give you information and advice on how to protect yourself as well as take a report on your behalf.