Taxpayers Should Beware of Property Lien Scam

The Internal Revenue Service issued a tax tip warning taxpayers to watch for new versions of tax-related scams, one of which involves fake property liens. The following details will help taxpayers to recognize the property lien scam:

  • A letter threatening an IRS lien or levy
  • Letter mailed to the taxpayer
  • Lien or levy is based on fake overdue taxes owed to a non-existent agency
  • Non-existent agencies may have a legitimate sounding name, such as “Bureau of Tax Enforcement” (no such agency exists)
  • The scam may reference the IRS to confuse potential victims into thinking the letter is from a real agency

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