MARBLEHEAD, MA — Marblehead police are warning residents about several tax scams ahead of this year’s filing season.

Chief Robert Picariello said common scams include false filings on behalf of residents, unsolicited calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service demanding payment for a past due amount and unsolicited IRS calls asking for a deposit to be eligible for a stimulus check.

Residents unsure about a potential scam can contact the Marblehead Police Department at 781-631-1212.

The IRS will never request personal or financial information over the phone or use a third party to do so.

“Scam artists use filing season to prey on honest, hard-working taxpayers,” Picariello said. “We want our residents to be aware of these potential scams, and know what steps they can take to stop them.”

One common scam involves residents filing their taxes only to find someone has already filed in their name with their social security number….

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