CRIME STOPPERS: You could get a cash reward of
up to $1000
and remain completely anonymous!
Updated 2/18/2016 7:01
CRIME STOPPERS encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.
CRIME STOPPERS provides the ability to submit tips via telephone, text messaging and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.
CLICK HERE to see who was highlighted in last month’s San Juan County, NM Crime Stoppers ad in American Classifieds. You could get a cash reward of up to $1000 and you remain completely anonymous! 24 Hour Anonymous Tip Line Is (505) 334-TIPS or (505) 334-8477 or (800) 222-TIPS or (800) 222-8477 or sjccrimestoppers.org
CLICK HERE to see who was highlighted in this week’s La Plata County / Durango, CO Crime Stoppers ad in American Classifieds? You could get a cash reward up to $1000 and you remain completely anonymous! 24 Hour Anonymous Tip Line Is (970) 247-1112 or durangolaplatacrimestoppers.org
ADDITIONALLY: Over the weekend of April 15th-18th two motor vehicles were stolen from the downtown Durango area. The vehicles are described as a green, 1999 Toyota Sienna mini-van, Colorado license plates 094FUN, and a silver, 2004 Dodge Durango, Colorado license plates 093YLO. Anyone with information on these thefts or any other crime is asked to contact Crimestoppers.
CLICK HERE to watch a Youtube video produced by KOB.
CLICK HERE to watch a facebook video produced by San Juan Safe Communities.
IRS Urges Public to Stay Alert
The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information. Here are several tips to help you avoid being a victim of these scams:
· Scammers make unsolicited calls. Thieves call taxpayers claiming to be IRS officials. They demand that the victim pay a bogus tax bill. They con the victim into sending cash, usually through a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. They may also leave “urgent” callback requests through phone “robo-calls,” or via phishing email.
· Callers try to scare their victims. Many phone scams use threats to intimidate and bully a victim into paying. They may even threaten to arrest, deport or revoke the license of their victim if they don’t get the money.
· Scams use caller ID spoofing. Scammers often alter caller ID to make it look like the IRS or another agency is calling. The callers use IRS titles and fake badge numbers to appear legitimate. They may use the victim’s name, address and other personal information to make the call sound official.
· Cons try new tricks all the time. Some schemes provide an actual IRS address where they tell the victim to mail a receipt for the payment they make. Others use emails that contain a fake IRS document with a phone number or an email address for a reply. These scams often use official IRS letterhead in emails or regular mail that they send to their victims. They try these ploys to make the ruse look official.
The IRS will not:
Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.
Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.
Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card.
Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.
If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do:
Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.
Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.
If you know you owe, or think you may owe tax:
Call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you.
Phone scams first tried to sting older people, new immigrants to the U.S. and those who speak English as a second language. Now the crooks try to swindle just about anyone. And they’ve ripped-off people in every state in the nation.