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Kansas Department of Revenue warns of recent tax scam targeting residents

January 28, 2016

A recent tax scam has been targeting Kansans over the phone, the Kansas Department of Revenue said in a news release Wednesday.

In the scam victims receive a phone call — showing up on caller ID as 785-296-0671, a valid Department of Revenue number — where the caller notifies them of an outstanding tax debt with the state. The victims are then told either to pay the debt using a debit card or money order, or face jail time.

The callers also tell victims they failed to file a "Form 61," which does not exist in Kansas, the release said.

Anyone who receives a call asking for money or is unsure of a call's validity may call the department's tax customer service line at 785-368-8222.

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