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State: Phone scam targets taxpayers

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Posted at 8:29 AM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 11:29:47-04

The Arizona Department of Revenue says a phone scam is targeting taxpayers in the state.

People claiming to be from the department are calling people, demanding immediate payments or telling people they have refunds do in an attempt to get personal information, such as Social Security Numbers.

The scammers change caller ID to make calls appear to be from the department. Real ADOR calls will include the real name of the caller and a contact number on caller ID.
 
"It is unfortunate that these telephone scams are being perpetrated on Arizona taxpayers, and we urge people not to be deceived by these threatening phone calls," ADOR Director David Briant said in a statement. "We have documented and well-publicized processes in place to help people with tax issues. ADOR respects the rights and confidentiality of taxpayers, and these fraudulent calls attempting to fleece taxpayers are unacceptable and not how we conduct business."
 
To contact ADOR, call 602-542-5551.