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A scammer has been calling Brentwood residents on the telephone and threatening them with legal action related to their tax returns, it was announced Wednesday morning, April 20, by Brentwood Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald.

In his blog “The Chief’s Desk,” Fitzgerald warned residents to beware of calls or email from a man claiming to be James Caston of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Fitzgerald wrote:

Several Brentwood residents have reported receiving a call from a “James Caston” of the U.S. Treasury. The call states this is an “enforcement action.” This action may be for tax-related offenses and may threaten arrest. A phone number is given for more information. This is a scam.

If you receive this call or a similar email, do not respond. The best thing to do is to simply hang up. Do not engage or threaten the caller. Never give personal information to someone you do not know over the phone, regardless of who they say they are.

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