New York State consumers warned of tax collection scams

Authorities say scammers are targeting taxpayers with phony

Authorities say scammers are targeting taxpayers with phony emails and phone calls. (April 2, 2014 8:30 AM)

Consumers are being warned against tax collection scams as the deadline to file approaches. 

The state's Division of Consumer Protection says that scammers are posing as representatives from the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Department to demand immediate payments for back taxes. 

According to authorities, some taxpayers are receiving emails with a phony IRS logo and...

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