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http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts

“IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam

An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. 

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.

Or, victims may be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information. 

If the phone isn’t answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request.

Note that the IRS will never: 1) call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill; 2) demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; 3) require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card; 4) ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or 5) threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.”

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APD Case # 2015-01960

Gas Theft that occurred on or about 07-03-2015 in the 600 block of E. South St., Alvin Texas.

Any information that may be helpful in identifying the person in the photograph should be forwarded to Detective Moore, 281-585-7172.

APD case # 201503311

At approximately 3:01 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015, officers with the Alvin Police Department were dispatched to the 400 block of E. Coombs in reference to a burglary of a habitation.  There was evidence subjects had gained unlawful entry into the residence and attempted to steal numerous items of the victim’s personal property.  The victim reported that as she was driving toward her residence she observed a pewter-colored, four door passenger car backed into her driveway.  As she pulled into her driveway, a Hispanic male about 30 years old with a goatee, tattoos on both arms wearing a black and white striped shirt walked out of the residence. He was wearing the victim’s son’s western hat.  The suspect got into his car and fled the scene, forcing the victim to back her vehicle quickly to avoid a collision.  The suspect was last seen driving west on E. Coombs.

The victim also reported seeing another male standing about a block from her home, which after seeing the suspect, she suspected as being a look out.

If anyone has any information pertaining to the identity of the suspects or to this burglary of a habitation please contact Detective Robert Taylor at 281-585-7174 or btaylor@cityofalvin.com or Crime Stoppers at 800-460-2222.