Be aware of an active tax-debt settlement scam targeting middle-class New York.
The scammers pawn themselves off as tax-settlement professionals alerting you to— and offering to settle—outstanding tax liens. There is no such debt to settle. Using high-pressure tactics, they induce you to send payments by money order. Some of the calls are reportedly coming from 305-507-8505.
Be instantly suspicious if payment is ever demanded by phone, especially via money order or wire transfer. The IRS and legitimate government agencies do not make such demands by phone but instead send notices as prescribed by law.
Never give personal information (i.e. SS#, Date of Birth) over the telephone.
If you receive such a call, you should file a complaint with the Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman here.
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