IRS Phone Scam Advisory

Advisory: Phone Scams

Please be advised the residents of the Village of Lemont are still experiencing numerous attempted phone scams in which callers request residents to purchase green dot cards, iTunes gift cards or make other monetary transactions into unknown accounts to settle issues from the Internal Revenue Service, Bond Transactions (for family members) and other companies. Callers are also being told they may have a warrant issued for their arrest if they do not cooperate.
The IRS does not contact anyone by phone, email or text to request information or payment. IRS will never contact you to ask you to wire money or purchase pre-paid debit cards to make a tax payment by email.

If you should receive a call such as this, do not comply with the request. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General has set up an online website to handle the issues. For IRS related scams, go to the webpage at or call 800-366-4484 to report the issue. For other solicitations, report the incident at
Please contact the Lemont Police Department also to report these incidents by dialing 911 or 630-257-2226.