NYS Department of Taxation and Finance warning public of scam targeting taxpayers

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NEW YORK (WIVB)–The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is warning the public about a scam targeting taxpayers.

Officials say letters coming by mail demand payment for outstanding tax debt and threaten to take away the person’s passport and drivers license.

The state says it never threatens arrest or to take away your passport.

If you receive one of these letters you are asked to call the tax department.

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