Westlake Police report that as of 10:30 a.m. today approximately 20 residents have notified Police that they have received phony IRS calls demanding that money be wired to the caller to avoid lawsuits or arrests for back taxes.
The calls are coming from 216.842.6125 report Police, It is apparently a spoofed number; when called back, it is out of service.
Nobody has sent any money to the fraudulent caller, say Police.
Best way to deal with the caller is to hang up.
Westlake Police are aware that a similar wave of phony calls has hit other Cleveland area communities recently.
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