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Fraudsters Using Fake Letters in Collections Scam Taxpayers with Past-Due Tax Debts Urged to be Alert

 

November 3, 2022



LANSING – Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of an aggressive scam making the rounds through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).

In the scheme, taxpayers receive a letter about an overdue tax bill that requests individuals to immediately contact a toll-free number to resolve an outstanding state tax debt. The letter aggressively threatens to seize a taxpayer's property - including bank accounts, wages, business assets, cars, real estate, refunds and cash - if the debt is not settled.

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