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Telephone tax scam hits Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - On Friday, State Treasurer Eric Schmitt warned Missourians about a new tax scam making the rounds.

Callers pose as intelligence officers or special agents with the treasurer's office and demand payment on overdue taxes.

According to the treasurer's office, the scammers use a fake caller-ID featuring a phone number that belongs to the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office.

If you get a call from these people, call the Missouri Attorney General’s Office at 866-289-9633 and the United States Treasury Inspector General at 800-366-4484.

If you are a victim of this call, report it to any FBI field office.

Federal and state law enforcement officials were told about the scam on Friday.


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