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Hoosiers advised to be on lookout for scam threatening legal action over unpaid tax bill

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Hoosiers are being advised to keep their guard up as a scam is currently going around, according to the Indiana Department of Revenue.

The DOR says the scam involves taxpayers receiving a notice threatening the seizure of property if a phony bill is not paid.

The notice, which looks official, provides a 1-800 number and instructs those who receive the fake letter to call the number to resolve their tax problem. The person on the other end then offers those being scammed an offer-in-compromise through a law firm in order to settle the debt.

The scammer then proceeds to ask a series of questions in order to obtain financial information from the individual and then demands immediate payment either through the use of a credit card or e-check.

The department says the scam seems to be concentrated in Marion County but all Hoosiers are advised to be on the look for this scam. 

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