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Streamwood Police Department Crime Alert

Release date: 2/21/2014

Be aware that a new scam has been reported to the Streamwood Police; a caller portrays to be an agent with the Internal Revenue Service and threatens to make arrest for unpaid taxes. The caller then instructs the victim to pay a large amount of money through GreenDot money cards in denominations of $500. Residents should not send any money through the GreenDot service or wire transfers based on a phone call.

If you experience such a call, please call "911" and report it to the police.