- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Attorney General’s office is warning the public about recorded phone calls that claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service or the U.S. Treasury.

On Tuesday, the calls appeared to be targeting Barre, Brattleboro and Burlington. Officials expect other communities to be targeted in the future. The calls threaten legal action if an alleged debt to the IRS is not paid immediately.

The IRS does not use email, text messages or social media to request personal or financial information. When the IRS initiates contact with taxpayers it does so by mail.

The Vermont attorney general is urging people who receive such calls to make note of the number and any statements made by the caller and file a complaint.

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