Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing

From The MI Treasury: Fraud Alert

October 26, 2022

The following press release was published by the State of Michigan Department of Treasury on October 26, 2022. Heemer, Klein & Company, PLLC would like to ensure that you are aware of a new scam that is targeting Michigan taxpayers with past due debts.

According to the press release, Treasury: Fraudsters Using Fake Letters in Collections Scam

“In the scheme, taxpayers receive a letter about an overdue tax bill that requests individuals to immediately contact a toll-free number to resolve an outstanding state tax debt. The letter aggressively threatens to seize a taxpayer’s property — including bank accounts, wages, business assets, cars, real estate, refunds and cash — if the debt is not settled.” – Ron Leix, Treasury

Read more about the scam here.

The letterhead may appear to be official with your personal tax information. This is an attempt to lure and victimize vulnerable taxpayers. The Michigan Department of Treasury recommends calling, Treasury’s Collections Service Center at 517-636-5265, if you receive a letter or have questions or concerns regarding tax debts.

Treasury: Fraudsters Using Fake Letters in Collections Scam
Taxpayers with Past-Due Tax Debts Urged to be Alert
Ron Leix, Treasury, 517-335-2167