Monday, December 22, 2014

Phone call and letter scam may affect Kansas residents

By The Herald Staff | 8/20/2014

The Kansas Department of Revenue said Wednesday customers have alerted the department of multiple fraud schemes where taxpayers are threatened with garnishment if they don’t pay a tax debt, according to a news release.

The schemes involve a phone call or letter, the release said. If a taxpayer falls for the scheme, the money they payout will be lost.

The Kansas Department of Revenue said Wednesday customers have alerted the department of multiple fraud schemes where taxpayers are threatened with garnishment if they don’t pay a tax debt, according to a news release.

The schemes involve a phone call or letter, the release said. If a taxpayer falls for the scheme, the money they payout will be lost.

“We urge people to be cautious when they are contacted about a tax debt by anyone other than the Kansas Department of Revenue. If they are not sure if the caller or letter is legitimate, people should call the department to verify the information,” said Jeff Scott, who leads the department’s Compliance Enforcement Bureau.

All letters from the Kansas Department of Revenue will be on department letterhead and callers from department staff will identify themselves, the release said.

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