There’s a new IRS scam that’s trending right here in Torrance.

Scammers are taking their illegal activity to the next level by using technology to spoof caller ID to show a local number or most recently a number from the Torrance Police Department.

Authorities say if you receive a call, immediately hang up and dial 411 to obtain the number of the person who just called you to verify if it is a scam or not. Torrance Police say 99 percent of the time, this will be a scam.

You can always report an incident by calling the Torrance Police non-emergency line at (310) 328-3456.

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