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Phishing Scams – Tax Season 2020


03/29/20Please note: The IRS will not call, text, or email you to verify your banking information for stimulus payments! Find more information about checks from the government on the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Information page.

 

03/23/20 – The Delaware Division of Revenue has been made aware of a new scam involving letters sent to Delaware residents, indicating their property will be seized due to unpaid taxes. The letters are addressed from the “Benefits Suspension Unit,” and the “Tax Processing Unit.”  Please see these PDF examples.

If you receive similar letters, please call the Division of Revenue at (302) 577-8200 to confirm that we are not attempting to contact you regarding this or any other issues.

To learn more about how to recognize and avoid phishing scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website on the subject.

 

02/21/2020 – The Delaware Department of Technology & Information (DTI) has confirmed that there is currently an active phishing scam targeting businesses licensed in Delaware. The license renewal alert below is one example.

If you receive a similar email, or have any doubts about whether a communication originated from the Division of Revenue, do not click on any links, respond to the sender, or provide any personal data or financial information. Delete the email, and call the Division of Revenue at (302) 577-8200 to confirm whether we are trying to contact you regarding licensing or any other issue.

To learn more about how to recognize and avoid phishing scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website on the subject.

 



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