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50 South Military Trail
Suite 201
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
West Palm Beach Area:
(561) 712-6600
Boca/ Delray/ Glades:
Toll Free 1-888-852-7362
FAX:
(561)712-6610

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Last month one of the ConsumerAffairs Investigators received a phone call from a citizen about someone claiming to be an employee with the IRS. They were told they owed money which was due and payable immediately. The Consumer ended the callwithout providing any information. This IRS scam has been reported by the Sheriff's Office and on news outlets - radio. TV, newspapters. The IRS does not make such phone calls or send emails. The IRS sends letters via US Mail. If you get one of these calls, remember these tips.

  1. Stay calm. 
  2. Do not verify or provide any information, discuss any circumstances. Simply hang up.
  3. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at (561) 712-6600 and ask for the investigator on duty.

 

Recent Inquiry:
The Division of Consumer recently received an inquiry concerning a solicitation advising a consumer that they had unclaimed funds in the state of Flordia. If they paid a fee they could get the information. The Florida Deparment of Financial Services has a free website to check for unclaimed funds that you may be entitled to receive. It is https://www.fltreasurehunt.org.

Use the folowing link to search for unclaimed funds in other states http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Government-Unclaimed-Money.shtml

 

 

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