ALERT-IRS PHONE SCAM
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is cautioning the public to be aware of a telephone scam that was attempted this past week on at least two Fairfield residents. A male caller, with an Indian voice, contacts a potential victim and claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) Investigative Division. He tells the potential victim that the IRS has conducted a seven year audit on them and that the victim owes the IRS some amount of unpaid taxes (in one case the amount allegedly owed was $15,000) The caller then states that IRS agents will be coming to the residence to seize their property and to arrest the person who owes the taxes and states that there is not anything that could be done at this point, in an obvious attempt to pressure their prospective victim.
In both Fairfield cases, the scam was detected early so no money was exchanged. However, it is presumed that if it was not detected, the caller would have instructed the victim to send money to settle the outstanding taxes. The caller speaks very fast, is hard to understand, and is very aggressive in his tone.
Any member of the public who receives such a call should not immediately send any money but rather should contact an actual Internal Revenue Service Office and make the proper inquiries or should contact their local police department for guidance.
ALERT- CLEAN WATER ACTION ORGANIZATION
Please be advised that representatives from Clean Water Action will be canvassing the Township starting on or about February 24, 2014. Their solicitations will take place between 4 PM and 9 PM. They are authorized by the Township of Fairfield to conduct this solicitation. The representatives have badges from the Township of Fairfield that they must display on their clothing.
If for some reason you have a doubt about who is coming to your door, as always please feel free to contact the police department for further information or investigation.
Click It or Ticket Campaign
Starting today through June 2, the Fairfield Police Department will be participating in a state-wide initiative to promote seat belt usage. Please comply with state law and wear your seat belt at all times whether driving or a passenger.
STOLEN VEHICLE ALERT
The Fairfield Police Department is adamantly warning motorists not to leave their vehicles idling while unattended. While it is against state law to do so, the bigger concern is the increase of stolen vehicles occurring in the West Essex area over the past few months that have been taken as a result of motorists who have done just that. The most recent incident took place on Saturday March 2, 2013 at the A-1 Sunoco station at the intersection of Passaic Avenue and Greenbrook Road. A 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer was taken in just a few seconds when the owner ran into the store.
MEETING NOTICE-TRAFFIC AND CRIME PREVENTION COMMITTEE
Chief Charles Voelker will be hosting his monthly meeting of the Citizens Traffic and Crime Prevention Committee. The chief will discuss issues relating to each topic and will field questions about law enforcement activities in Fairfield. The meeting will be held at the Fairfield Community Center, 376 Hollywood Avenue, on Augsut 21, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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