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Wisconsin agencies warn about tax collection scams

MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) – Two Wisconsin agencies are warning state residents about tax collection scams.

The Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade an Consumer Protection and the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue say they are receiving multiple reports across the state about people receiving letters in the mail that are related to fake tax collection cases.

The language in the mailings is meant to sound official and urgent, with threats such as seizing property. One example includes “The State of Wisconsin can now take enforcement action such as seizing assets and garnishing wages and bank accounts to satisfy the outstanding debt owed.”

The potential targets of the mailings include people who may be found by searching court filings of people who have had tax collection cases filed against them.

Both the DATCP and DOR say that people can spot these letters with a few noticeable patterns in the mailings:

  • A return address listing the “Benefits Suspension Unit,” a…

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