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NY Gov. Cautions about Tax-Related Phone/E-mail Scams

Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York has cautioned everyone that tax-themed scams are being executed over telephone and e-mail from people asserting they're state tax officers alternatively representatives of Internal Revenue Service, published upi.com dated November 25, 2013.

Scammers, according to Cuomo, disguised like IRS officials alternatively representatives from 'New York Department of Taxation and Finance' have been noticed telling New Yorkers that if they don't pay certain taxes right away they'll be charged with arrest, deportation, fines along with more penalties.

The scams happen to be mainly through telephone, wherein the caller directs the receiver for instantly paying to clear so-called tax dues, he's indebted to the state else IRS, through debit card or wire-transfer. Sometimes, these calls get added with one bogus IRS electronic mail stating similarly of the tax due. For those recipients seemingly hesitant else not willing to pay, there's the scammer turning hostile while scaring them with detention else loss of house. Also, for those who don't answer the threatening communications, the scammer may've someone else contacting them telling that the communicator belongs to certain government department, in particular, the area agency of law enforcement, elaborates Cuomo.

The Division of Consumer Protection of the State Department states that whenever IRS or the Tax Department of any US state wants to contact a citizen, they first send a letter carrying one telephone number on which to call and verify. None of the two agencies will ever ask for citizens' financial/personal information over electronic mail. Hence, all e-mails posing as messages from the Tax Department/IRS asking any financial and/or personal information must be instantly deleted, states IRS.

Likewise any phone call should be instantly hung up incase the caller asserting he's from IRS/Tax Department talks about license revocation, deportation or arrest.

IRS further advises that anybody getting one scam e-mail may inform the agency via phishing@irs.gov available on its authorized URL.

For phone-call frauds, receivers may inform the Department of Taxation and Finance by calling 518-435-8523 else the Division of Consumer Protection of the State Department at 518-474-8583. For informing IRS about a fraud, the complainant may dial 800-829-0433.

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