IRS and Employment Scams in Murfreesboro

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Scammers continue to work to take the money of unsuspecting local residents. The popular IRS scam and unemployment scam have been reported in Murfreesboro.

A 62-year old Whitehall Road man told Murfreesboro Police on Friday he was contacted by the IRS - by mail - in reference to someone else using his identity.

The IRS notified him that they received an income tax return with his name and social security number, but wanted to confirm his identity. A letter sent days later confirmed they'd identified suspicious activities by individuals obtaining tax data from the IRS through the Department of Education FAFSA website. The report with MPD was a precautionary measure.

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A 34-year old Cimarron Trail man reported last Friday to local authorities someone tried to obtain unemployment funds in his name. The man told police his employer notified him that someone filed with his information. There are no suspects in this case.

SOURCE: MPD Incident Reports 17-8245 and 17-8247

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