Carver Co Sheriff Warns of Scam 02 Jun 15

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota Department of Revenue is warning citizens about a scammer knocking on doors posing as an agent from the Department of Revenue. The scammer demands that the victim make immediate payment of back taxes owed or they will call law enforcement.

The Sheriff’s office would like to remind citizens that the Minnesota Department of Revenue never contacts customers demanding immediate payment without first mailing a letter, and the department will not threaten to send the police to a customer’s home.

Here are four things a scammer may do, but the Department of Revenue does not:

• Contact you about your balance due without contacting you by mail first.

• Demand payments without contacting you by mail first.

• Require that you provide payment information over the phone.

• Threaten to send the police or law enforcement.

If you are concerned about a potentially fraudulent visit from someone who represents themselves as being from the Minnesota Department of

Revenue, please call them at 651-296-3003 or 1-800-657-3909.