Scammers Using Fake Letters in Collections Scam

Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of the newest scam making its rounds through the U.S. Postal Service. To summarize, taxpayers receive a letter about an overdue tax bill that asks individuals to contact a toll-free number to resolve an outstanding state tax debt. The letter threatens to seize a taxpayer’s assets if not settled.

This letter appears credible to the taxpayer because it uses specific personal facts that are publicly available information. The scammer’s letter attempts to lure the taxpayer into a situation where they make a payment to a criminal. It is important to be aware of these ongoing scams to help protect yourself and your loved ones.

For those who receive a letter from a scammer or have questions about their state debts, call the Treasury’s Collections Service Center at 517-636-5265 or our office at 616-957-2055.

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