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Idaho attorney general, tax commission warn of scam targeting homeowners
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the Idaho State Tax Commission issued a warning about a mail scam targeting Idaho homeowners, saying individuals have reported receiving a flyer in the mail about Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction program. (Otto Kitsinger for the Idaho Capital Sun)
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the Idaho State Tax Commission issued a warning Tuesday about a mail scam that targets Idaho homeowners, saying individuals have reported receiving a flyer in the mail about Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction program. The notice implies it is from the Idaho State Tax Commission or another government entity, but it is not, a news release said.
The flyer is an attempt to get personal information from Idahoans, and it contains inaccurate details about the state’s property tax reduction program, Wasden’s office said in the release. The state officials said anyone who receives the mailing should disregard it and shred it before throwing it away, and should not call the phone number listed on the flyer.
For information about Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction program, call your county assessor’s office or the Tax Commission at 208-334-7736 in the Boise area, or toll free at 800-334-7756.
Always call the tax commission directly if there is any question about the legitimacy of tax information you receive, the attorney general’s office said.
The news release included an example of the scam mailers:2022-PTR-Scam-Flyer
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