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
If you have been a victim of a scam and would like to speak to an attorney, call our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.