Scam Alert: Bogus Letters Demanding Payment Sent to Taxpayers

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 08/30/2019 - 13:21

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today alerted taxpayers to fake letters that demand immediate payment for an outstanding tax debt and threaten revocation of passports and driver licenses if the warning is ignored.

The return address on this letter, which was sent to at least one person, is:

Tax Processing Center
Internal Processing Service
Public Judgement Records

The letter states that the recipient has failed to respond to prior notices, demands full payment by a specific date, and provides an 888 number to call to avoid having personal property levied and sold. It also threatens to revoke the recipient’s driver license and passport.

View a copy of the scam letter here.

View copies of other similar scam letters sent to New York taxpayers here.

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