The Milford Police Department is investigating two separate complaints involving telephone scams.
On Sept. 16, a victim reported that she received a phone call from a man who identified himself as “Marshall” from the IRS and said she owed them $4,000. The man told her she had 30 minutes to pay them the outstanding balance or she would be arrested. The man directed her to purchase Green Dot Money Pack cards, load the money on them and provide him with the transaction numbers off the back of the card over the phone for payment. The victim did so, providing the man with the transaction numbers, which allowed him access to $2,000. Afterwards, the victim felt that this was suspicious and called police.