CADILLAC — In a press release Thursday, the Michigan Department of Treasury encouraged Michiganders to remain on alert for scammers impersonating tax officials through phone calls, emails, and letters.

“Scammers don’t take summer vacations,‘ Deputy Treasurer Glenn White said in the press release. “Taxpayers have rights. If you have questions about an outstanding state tax debt, please contact us through a verified number so we can talk about options.‘

According to the press release, scammers often alter their identity to portray themselves as the Treasury Department, IRS, or another government agency. They will use employee titles, a person’s name, and other personal information to appear official.

For emails and letters, deputy public information officer for the Treasury Department Ron Leix said…

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