- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Police in northern North Dakota are warning of a telephone scam from callers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

The Minot Police Department says people are told they owe money to the IRS. The con artists are threatening residents with arrest and other fines.

Police say the IRS never calls to demand immediate payment nor does the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed a bill.

Authorities add that the IRS also does not ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

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