2019 – 09/30 Scam artists don’t take time off. They’re hard at it, all year. The IRS is warning of a new tax-related scam involving fake property liens. The tax agency is providing details to help taxpayers recognize and avoid this scam. It generally starts when a bogus letter is mailed to a taxpayer, threatening a lien or levy. The threat is based on a bogus overdue tax bill owed to a nonexistent agency, which might have a legitimate-sounding name such as “Bureau of Tax Enforcement.” Scammers may also refer to the IRS, hoping to confuse potential victims into believing it is behind it. The IRS provides steps to take for those who do owe taxes and those who know they don’t:

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