The Chester Police Department has received several complaints in reference to an IRS Scam. The caller states that the person owes “IRS
fines” and they must pay now or the local police or sheriff's office will come and arrest them. First and foremost, the IRS will not contact you by phone. If the IRS needs to contact you they will do so by mail, if you owe money they will typically contact you via registered mail. If you receive a call like this DO NOT give them any personal information and DO NOT pay them any money, immediately hang up and contact the Chester Police Department at (618)826-5454.