The Enterprise police Department would like to inform the public of two phone scams that are ongoing in the Enterprise area. In the first scam, the potential victim may receive a phone call from a subject purporting to be a representative of Publishers Clearing House. The caller will inform the person they have won money or a prize. The caller will then request they send a money order through Western Union to collect the prize. Please be aware that you will never have to pay in order to win a prize through Publishers Clearing House.
In the second scam, the potential victim may receive a call from a subject claiming to be a representative or agent of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The caller will demand immediate payment over the phone or threaten potential victims with arrest if a payment is not made. The caller may also ask for personal information, to include debit card and credit card numbers. Please be aware that the IRS will not call about payments without first having mailed a letter. Do not release personal information to the caller without verifying the legitimacy of the call. Citizens who receive phone calls they believe are fake, from individuals claiming to be from the IRS, can contact the US Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484 or report the call to the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov.
The Enterprise Police Department would like to encourage everyone to independently verify information you receive from these types of phone calls.