Attorney General Tong, DRS Commissioner Boughton Warn Consumers of Fraudulent Letters About Unpaid Tax Debt
(Hartford, CT) — Attorney General William Tong and Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Mark D. Boughton today are warning Connecticut consumers of a scam in which they receive a threatening letter about unpaid federal tax debts.
The fraudulent letter claims to be from a “Tax Processing Unit” in a Connecticut county and threatens legal action for unpaid taxes and provides a number to call toavoid enforcement. This is a scam.
“These fraudulent letters designed to cheat Connecticut residents out of their hard-earned money are nothing short of egregious,” said Attorney General Tong. “Our office will continue to fight these fraudulent mailings and protect Connecticut residents from these potentially devastating scams. Anyone who has any doubts about the legitimacy of a tax-related mailing they have received should call the DRS to verify the document before sending money to a private company.”
“Where there is money and opportunity, scammers will try to take advantage,” said Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Mark D. Boughton. “With new, pandemic-related benefits flowing from Washington, DC, as well as income tax refunds being issued from federal and state tax authorities, it is more important than ever to be aware of and protect…