MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) are warning taxpayers after multiple people reported getting letters related to tax collection cases.
The agency shared an example of a fraudulent letter with Action 2 News, which stated the person owed more than $17,000.
The letter also said it’s from the tax processing unit in Dane County, and that it is a final notice for payment, with a number to call.
The language in the letter sounds official, and creates a sense of urgency by threatening to seize property, and even garnishes wages and bank accounts for outstanding debt.
It even says it is from the Benefits Suspension Unit, and has a fake government seal.
However, the letter is not real, and the DATCP says these scammers may be targeting victims by searching court filings for people who have cases against them to collect taxes.
Anyone with questions should contact that agency directly, and to…