Chief Powers would like to inform residents about potential phone scams. Calls are still being made from people stating they are an official with the IRS and immediate action is needed regarding the money you owe. The Internal Revenue Service will not contact citizens via telephone nor do they require immediate payment without an appeal process. Please DO NOT give out personal information and do not call back the contact number
that may be left in a voice message.
This department was recently made aware of malware emails that are being sent through personal emails.
The emails appear to be sent from "trusted" email addresses and when opened, it installs Ransom Ware on your computer. Ransom Ware is as the name implies, it holds your
computer for Ransom & you cannot unlock it unless you pay.
Please use caution & scrutinize emails before opening. If anything does not look/seem right, DO NOT open the email. Also, using strong passwords for your accounts will help to deter being hacked.