Be aware of "I.R.S." telephone scams. The scammers are claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) and are wanting the victims to pay back taxes. The scammers also claim to have consequences if the back taxes are not paid. Some of the consequences reported have been jail time and civil suits.
The I.R.S. will never contact you by telephone if you owe back taxes. You should also refuse to give out personal information through the telephone.
Bethalto Police Dept.