Scam Warning

Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 17:49:23-04

The Michigan Treasury Department is warning of a scam in which people are called and asked to immediately pay income taxes or face consequence.

Scammers apparently cloned a Grand Rapids-area Treasury phone number.

Scammers are demanding payment with a prepaid debit card or wire transfer.

The department says it doesn't demand immediate payment of taxes without first mailing a letter.