IRS WARNS ABOUT PROPERTY LIEN SCAM

Posted on September 28, 2019

This is a new version of tax-related scams. This scam involves fake property liens. It threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency. 

Here are some details about the property lien scam that will help taxpayers recognize it:

This scheme involves a letter threatening an IRS lien or levy. The scammer mails the letter to a taxpayer.The lien or levy is based on bogus overdue taxes owed to a non-existent agency.The non-existent agencies might have a legitimate-sounding name like the “Bureau of Tax Enforcement.” There is no such agency. This scam may also reference the IRS to confuse potential victims into thinking the letter is from a real agency.

For anyone who does owe tax or thinks they might owe should review their tax account information and payment options at IRS.gov. Reviewing tax account information online will show the taxpayer if they indeed owe the IRS and how much. This is the fastest way to get this information. Additionally, they can call the IRS at 800-829-1040 to confirm the notice if they are still not sure. 

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