Pa. warns of tax scam

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvania officials are warning of a tax scam targeting state residents.

The callers claim to be from the Pennsylvania Treasury and threaten to arrest residents if they don’t immediately provide credit card or other financial information to pay unpaid state taxes.

The Treasury does not collect taxes and has no authority to arrest people. Services it provides to the public, including processing unclaimed property, are free.

Anyone who receives a suspicious call should hang up immediately and not give the caller personal financial information, including bank account or credit card numbers.

The Department of Revenue is responsible for collecting state taxes and can be contacted at 717-787-8201 to determine if a tax issue is legitimate.

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