HARTFORD — Attorney General William Tong and Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Mark Boughton are warning consumers of a scam where they receive a letter threatening them about unpaid federal tax debt.

The fake letter claims to be from a “Tax Processing Unit” in a Connecticut county, according to a news release. It threatens legal action for unpaid taxes and provides a number to call in order to avoid enforcement. This is a scam, according to the release.

At least seven Connecticut residents have contacted the attorney general’s office to report receiving these letters.

“These fraudulent letters designed to cheat Connecticut residents out of their hard-earned money are nothing short of egregious,” Tong said in the release. “Our office will continue to fight these fraudulent mailings and protect Connecticut residents from these potentially devastating scams.”

Both Tong and Boughton recommend calling the DRS if residents have any doubts about a document they receive. A department employee can help determine if it is legitimate.

“Where there is money and opportunity, scammers will try to take advantage,” Boughton said. “With new, pandemic-related benefits flowing from Washington, D.C., as well as income tax refunds being issued from federal and state tax authorities, it is more important than ever to be aware of and…

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