(Glenwood) — Residents of Glenwood and elsewhere in KMAland should be on the alert for potential scams.

Glenwood Police notes an uptick on scam-related phone calls, mailings and even text messages in recent weeks. One scam involves alleged companies calling residents, offering something for payment with a gift card. Authorities warn residents not to fall for this scam, as no reputable company would take gift cards as payment.

Police say another popular scam involves residents receiving a phone call from the Internal Revenue Service or federal law enforcement officials warning of illegal activity on their accounts, and the possibility of facing criminal charges unless they press 1 to speak with an agent. Authorities say neither the IRS nor other agency would call to advise people of some account status, or that…

Read more…