Raleigh, NC (STL.News) The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office is working to crack down on debt collection scammers who try to convince consumers that they owe unpaid debts or try to scare or threaten consumers to collect on non-existent debt.
If you receive a call from a supposed debt collector, take these steps to verify the call and determine your rights:
Actual debt collectors may contact taxpayers by telephone, but only after the IRS and the debt collection company have attempted to contact the taxpayer by mail. Legitimate debt collectors working on behalf of the IRS will instruct taxpayers to pay their overdue taxes online at irs.gov or by sending a check, made out to “U.S. Treasury,” directly to the IRS.
Remember that a legitimate debt collectors may not:
Learn more about debt collection practices here. If you have a complaint about a debt collector, call us at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or file a complaint.
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